Orangutans who visit these platforms are free to roam the jungle, but have gained the habit of visiting the feeding station during their rehabilitation. Visiting the feeding stations allow visitors a near-guaranteed opportunity to see the semi-wild orangutans within close proximity.
Due to deforestation, the variety of fruit within the jungle is limited and hard to source for rehabilitated orangutans. The feeding stations offer the orangutans a chance to supplement their diets and a chance for the local rangers to keep an eye on their health and progression.
Orangutans at these feeding stations are in no way restricted from roaming into the jungle, and offer visitors the opportunity to get up closer to these magnificent creatures.
If visiting the feeding stations just isn’t for you, that is completely fine! We can spend more time looking for wild orangutans and other wildlife instead.