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Its play time

A shift from Singapore to our next holiday .. Sabah. Sabah is one of the Malaysian Borneo states. The nature reserve was the highlight for me, walking up into the forest and waiting at the platform for the Orangutans, there were 3 babies and 2 adults, this is a baby you see here. Below is some info of the main rehabilition programme centre.


The 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.


The 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 endangered rhinoceros.


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 Nature Reserve attached to Shangri-la Rasa Ria is apart of this rehabiitation process.


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Taken on December 21, 2007