Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1964 to
return orphaned "apes back to the wild. The centre was being
administered by the wildlife section of the Forestry Department which in
1988 was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Tourism and
Environmental Development. All administration and management was given
to the new Wildlife Department of Sabah.
objectives of the project have expanded in recent years. While Orangutan
rehabilitation is stilt the primary goal at Sepilok, present aims
include public education on conservation, research and assistance to
other endangered species such as captive breeding of the rare and
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
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.
Sepilok, renowned for its orangutan rehabilitation project, has stimulated a greater local and international awareness of the protection laws for endangered species, and the Centre has resulted in an increase in detection and confiscation of illegally held captive animals.
Aerial view of Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Create by : Student's SK. SG. Anib 2, Sandakan, Sabah
Best view 800 x 600
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