Freedom

Words can’t sum up what an amazing experience it was to volunteer at Sepilok Orangutan Centre for 8 weeks with these fabulous apes. Whenever I do a wildlife volunteering experience I always research it very carefully to try to ensure it’s an ethical one, and I’ve occasionally been disappointed to discover that it’s not quite … More Freedom

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Outdoor Nursery

The ‘outdoor’ nursery is the area where the four to seven year old OrangUtans live, play, and start venturing out into the forest on their own. Working there meant that our day started with filling a couple of baskets with bananas, papayas, oranges, watermelon, guava, carrots, green beans, sweet potato and sugar cane, and taking … More Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Outdoor Nursery

Sepilok – Trekking week 2,’chores’ and Yokmel

Our second ‘trekking’ week was a mixture of trekking and other chores.  Just like the first week, our morning started with getting leaves for the play-cage – sometimes these would be banana leaves, and other days our ranger Pamik would cut down a whole tree for us to put inside! On one of the days … More Sepilok – Trekking week 2,’chores’ and Yokmel