Orangutans are one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom sharing almost 97% DNA!
Bornean orangutans are critically endangered, facing multiple threats in the wild.
Rescued orangutans at Sepilok undergo a 5-step rehabilitation programme to increase their chances of returning to the wild.
Once widespread throughout South-East Asia, orangutans now only inhabit Borneo & Sumatra.
Primarily frugivorous, orangutans can forage for up to 6 hours a day in their rainforest home.
Adult, male orangutans can become dominant and develop flanges which are distinct facial features.
Borneo holds an estimated 6% of global biodiversity making it one of the most species rich places in the world.
Our UK based education officer, John, offers talks about Sepilok, orangutans and our work as a charity.