Sun bears and orangutans are tragically faced with extinction. All of the sun bears and orangutans which are currently at the rescue centre were taken illegally from the wild as babies to become domestic pets, or have been illegally trafficked. As they grew older and more wild, they were chained and beaten before being rescued. They are now living life as close to that in the wild as possible, and with your help may even be rehabilitated back to the wild.
This rescue centre is the only centre in Borneo which accepts all animals. Whilst the majority of animals are orangutans and sun bears, there are also growing numbers of other primates, binturongs, pangolins, crocs and more. This really is a wildlife lovers' paradise.
The volunteer role
Volunteers work alongside full time staff to assist with:
This is a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to get stuck in to conservation and animal welfare. You live in a beautiful area with other like-minded volunteers and can explore the best of Borneo in your time off.
Animal welfare in Borneo
It is important that you are aware that the concept of animal welfare is an emerging one in many Asian countries. Often animal keepers are untrained, and their knowledge extends to making sure that the animals have food and water. The purpose of this volunteer project is to support the centre by bringing in new initiatives such as enrichments, shade, constructions and more to give the animals an environment as close to the wild as possible. You should be prepared to see plenty of areas for improvement in the centre - and this is why volunteers are so important.
Volunteers are accommodated cabins at the centre - surrounded by the noises of the jungle. A well equipped kitchen is provided where volunteers will do their own cooking. Bathrooms have western toilets and cold showers. This is basic jungle living, but it is all part of the experience. There is no wifi.
Volunteers can enjoy each weekend off. Most people choose to head into Kuching, to the local National Park or simply relax at the beach. Whatever you choose to do, you are in a stunning part of the world and there is so much to enjoy.
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