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Orangutan hand and foot gripping rope at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre


Orangutan rehabilitation

Rescued orangutans at Sepilok undergo a five-step rehabilitation programme to increase their chances of returning to the wild.

Rescue of orangutan

Step 1

Admission & assessment

Orangutan drinking milk from a bottle.

Step 2

Indoor nursery

Two care team members helping two infant orangutans hold onto the ropes.

Step 3

Outdoor nursery

Outdoor Nursery at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - wooden platform with many orangutans gathered eating fruit.

Step 4

Soft release

Group of orangutan care staff in the rainforest.

Step 5


Wild male orangutan moving through the trees looking for food at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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