Situated at the western edge of Kubah National Park, the Matang Wildlife Centre has had remarkable success rehabilitating rainforest animals rescued from captivity, especially orangutans. The highly professional staff do their best to provide their abused charges with natural living conditions on a limited budget, but there’s no denying that the centre looks like a low-budget zoo plopped down in the jungle. Because of the centre’s unique role, it’s home to endangered animals that you’re unlikely to see anywhere else in Sarawak.
Some of the creatures at the Matang Wildlife Centre were orphaned, some were confiscated and others were surrendered by the public. Unless they’re needed as evidence in court, or lack the necessary survival skills, all are released as soon as possible.
Many of the centre’s caged animals are fed from 9am to 10am. Orangutan life-skills training sessions are usually from 8am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm.