- To rehabilitate wild animals who have been injured, orphaned in the wild or handicapped by prolonged captivity, with the objective of subsequently releasing them back to the wild.
- To conduct research on wildlife and captive breeding programmes for endangered species.
- To educate visitors and the general public about the importance of conservation.
|Mother and baby at the feeding platform.|
Due to the success story of the center, Semenggoh is nowadays a centre for the study of Orang Utan biology and behaviour. It also provides a safe and natural haven for dozens of semi-wild Orang Utans who are graduates of the rehabilitation programme. Many of the rehabilitated female Orang Utans have bred in the forest reserve and often hang around the center as its an easy source of additional food for their young ones.
|Close encounters with Orang Utans are possible.|
Feeding times: 9.00-10.00am and between 3.00-3.30 pm.
Entrance fees: International RM10.00, MY card RM5.00
Getting there: Many of the hotels have a shuttle service to the centre or you could purchase a tour with a local travel agency. Taxis are also available, but you will have to pay for the waiting time as there are no taxies on standby there.
Text and photos by David de la Harpe (email@example.com)