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The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilition Centre was established on 1964 to return orphaned apes back to the wild. Orang Utan ( in Malay " Man of the Forest" ) are protected under the Fauna Conservation Ordinance.

The center was administrated by the wildlife section on the Forestry Department which in 1988 was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Tourism and Environment Development.

All administration and management was given to the new Wildlife Department of Sabah. The objectives of the project have expanded in recent years. While Orang Utan rehabilition is stilt the primary goal at Sepilok,present aims include public education on conservation, research and assistance to other endangered species such as captive breeding of the rare and endangered Rhinocerous.

The centre has a reception centre, information centre, offices for wildlife staff, an animal clinic, quarantine area and enclosures for various animals such as the rhinoceros.

Sepilok, renowned for its Orang Utan rehabilitation project, has stimulated a greater local and international awareness of the protection laws for endangered species, and the Centre has resulted in an increase in detection and confiscation of illegally held captive animals.

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