Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary|Sabah|Malaysia

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It is just 20 minutes drive from Sandakan,Sabah and the largest orang utan sanctuary in the world. The sanctuary started in 1964 for rehabilitation of orphaned baby orang utans from logging sites,plantations and illegal hunting and returning them to the wilds as soon as they are ready.

This centre is now under the supervision of more than 37 staff, including a Wildlife Officer who is also officer-in-charge of the centre, a veterinary doctor, wildlife rangers and general workers.

The centre has a reception centre, information centre, offices for wildlife staff, an animal clinic, quarantine area and enclosures for various animals such as the rhinoceros.

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