Sightings of orang utans in the wild are rare, due to their gentle and shy nature. Over the years, they have become an endangered species due to hunting and logging activities. It is with this realisation that the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary was erected, where young, orphaned and captured orang utans are rehabilitated before being released back into the wilds. Set in 43 square metres of protected rainforest at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve, it is the world’s largest orang utan centre, giving visitors the opportunity to watch these adorable creatures up close in their natural habitat and a chance to interact with them. Administered by the Wildlife Department of Sabah, this centre also focuses on educating the public on matters concerning other endangered species.