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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is run by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD). We found that the orangutan enclosure needed improvement as there was little protection for the orangutans from the searing Malaysian sun or rain. The wildlife department acknowledged this and has said that they intend to improve the enclosure.

We also came across a zoo keeper feeding orangutans crisps. Lok Kawi management were highlighted about this and corrective measures have been taken, we were told. Also, in 2007 an orangutan tragically drowned in the enclosure moat and our concerns about the risks of another orangutan drowning have been communicated to the authorities.

YouTube video showing a young orangutan drawing in Lok Kawi’s animal show:


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Updates on Lok Kawi Wildlife Park to come in 2013.