Discover Kuching with kids
Today is our day 2 of “Travel with kids in Kuching”. The first stop is the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre (SWC) to meet the semi-wild orangutans! You might or might not able to see them as they are semi-wild orangutans. So, let’s try our luck!
SWC was established in 1975 to rehabilitate wild animals that are found orphaned or injured including those confiscated from the public. They were brought to Semenggoh at a very tender age of between 1 to 5 years old. After their rehabilitation, they will be released back to the wild particularly in Totally Protected Areas.
Accordingly, Orangutans spend at least 60% of their daylight hours eating and searching for food. Their diet consists of 300 different kinds of fruit such as barks, honey, young shoots, insects and occasional bird egg and small vertebrae. Fruits make up 60% of the orangutan’s diet.
The ranger feed them with sweet potatoes, bananas, coconut, papayas, oranges, sugar canes, pineapples and hard boiled eggs. After fruiting season from November to March they are given deworming pills which are taken with milk.
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre walkthrough video
Love them and wanna to sponsor them? Then, you can join their adoption fund. RM200 per year for individual adoption and you will get an orangutan adoption certificate and receive Quarterly updates on news of your adopted orangutan in the wildlife center via their website. For more information, please refer to their official website or information centre.
Lastly, SWC also a habitat for rare flora and fauna including the giant squirrel, pigmy squirrel, gibbons and splendid variety of birds.
ORANGUTAN FEEDING TIME
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