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EBONY SLOOTS
Australian

Orang-Utan Conservation Project in Sepilok Rehabilitation Center in Borneo, Malaysia
         

I had the most amazing experience of my life and my dreams came true. The whole 2 and a half months were more rewarding and incredible than I had expected.

Working with the orang-utans at Sepilok was very emotional; we were right in the middle of the drama. We saw baby orang-utans come into the clinic, after being rescued by the team at Sepilok.

The stories were always similar about how these little creatures had come to being rescued - The mother would panic, run away from the threat (humans, fire, machinery used when creating a palm oil plantation etc.) and in the process she would loose her little baby and yet another orphan would began it's rehabilitation program at Sepilok.

I felt so lucky to be there and to be contributing. Although we as the volunteers are only there to help for 2 months, and in the big picture we are tiny pieces....being there and knowing we did help is indescribable.

The bond I formed with a certain orang-utan was amazing. Every morning I would be so excited to see his little face and hold his hand. They are so like humans! All with different personalities and characteristics.

The way they look at you with their deep brown eyes it's like they're looking straight into your heart and soul...perhaps making sure you were pure and not there to hurt them.

I will never forget this volunteer program!

The country, its culture, the friends I made, and especially the orang-utans will always have a special place in my heart.

Thanks Travellers for making it possible.

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