Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Matang Wildlife Centre

Matang Wildlife Centre, part of Kubah National Park, houses endangered wildlife in large enclosed areas of rainforest or spacious cages.

The main attraction is the Orang Utan training programme, where young Orang Utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are taught how to survive in the wild.

The best time to see the Orang Utan is at feeding time. As well as Orang Utans, the Centre includes spacious enclosures housing Sambar Deer, Crocodiles, Sun Bears,Civets and Bear Cats, and three large aviaries featuring Hornbills, Sea Eagles and a host of other birds native to Sarawak.
There are some pleasant riverside picnic spots a short walk from the centre and four jungle trails. The Pitcher trail, which follows a circular path through the forest, takes approximately 2 hours and trekkers should not have too much difficulty in spotting the various specious of pitcher plants that litter the forest floor at the sides of the trail. The Sungai Rayu trail leads to the Kubah Park HQ and takes 3-4 hours. The Sungai Senduk and Sungai Buluh trails both lead to waterfalls and takes one and two hours respectively.
There is an information centre, accomodation facilities and a small canteen just a short walk from the car park.


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