A Photo Tour – Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in Borneo
Photo Tour of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre
As I touched on in my post “Three Weeks in Borneo” visiting semi-wild orang utans at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was outstanding and one of our favourite travel days ever. Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was founded in 1975 to rehabilitate and care for injured and orphaned orang utans. Just like the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, it is set in the middle of a large plot of rainforest allowing the orang utans to live “semi-wild” where they form their own hierarchy and live away from humans except during feeding times which they sometimes don’t come for.
The split second when Alyse and I spotted our first orang utan swinging into the visitor area, a perma-smile formed on our faces that took days to wear off!
We highly recommend this centre as they treat the orang utans humanely, they do not allow visitors to feed them, they allow them to be as wild as possible on this reserve, and promote orang utan education and conservation throughout the centre.
Here are our favourite photos as well as a video from our day at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre:
Here’s a cute video of some of the orang utans cracking open some coconuts!
Ross & Alyse