Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation
Unlike in a zoo, the Orang Utan at Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre
are set free in a 740-hectare forest reserve. Here, the Orang Utans
are being nurtured to readapt themselves to the jungle life. The
Centre, 32 kilometres south of the Capital, is one of many outdoor
attractions of Kuching.
Iron stained rocks
A 30-minute leisurely stroll on the specially built plankwalks from
the entrance to the Rehabilitation Centre also provides an opportunity
to view various species of trees from, the rainforest and some tropical
The Centre opens daily from 8.35am - 3.45pm including Sundays and
Public Holidays. A visit to the Centre is recommended at or before
the feeding times for the orang Utan. The feeding times are 8.30am
- 9.00am and 11.45am - 12.00noon in the morning and 3.00pm - 3.15pm
in the afternoon.
Besides the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, there are
three Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sarawak. These are areas designated
for the protection and preservation of wildlife, particularly the
rare species, in the state. These are the:-
Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in Lubok Antu, located
in the Second Division of Sri Aman,
Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary in Miri,
Samunsan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sematan and
Matang Wildlife Centre near Kuching.