We left Semporna today to move over to Sandakan, a town on the northern edge near ancient forest. We’re staying at the Forest Edge Lodge, and, as you can see from the photo, the vegetation is lush.
After having a great meal at the lodge (satay with coconut dipping sauce, vegetarian curry, fried tofu), we headed over to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Reserve which was about a 10 minute walk. The reserve takes young Orangutans that are orphaned and gets them to an age where they can be released. The animals live in the reserve, in the wild, so to speak, not cages. They put out some food twice a day for them which include native fruits and plants. There were found younger apes and one older one (based on size). Here are some photos: