9 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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9 Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Malaysia

One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)Postal address: PPM 219, Elopura, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Research center for improving animal welfare and rehabilitation of the Malayan sun bear. It also aims to raise public awareness about the plight of the sun bears and to raise conservation awareness about this species.

Crocodile WorldJalan Sembilang, Teluk Sengat, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Considered to be the largest crocodile farm in the peninsular of Malaysia. It was founded for the conservation and breeding of crocodiles, the farm does not kill any the crocodiles for their meat or skins. It houses about 1000 saltwater crocodiles of all sizes and ages.

Danum Valley Conservation AreaLahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

A 438 square kilometers tract of relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest. It has an extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna, including the rare East Sumatran rhinoceros, Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.

Kerachut BeachTeluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia

One of Penang's remotest beaches. Green turtles nest there from April to August, and the Olive Ridley from September to February.

Mount OphirMount Ophir, 84900, Johor, Malaysia

According to one legend, ancient history points to the mountain being rich in gold deposits, luring traders from far away. Ophir was a biblical-era land, rich with natural resources- hence the name Mount Ophir.

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park82300, Johor, Malaysia

Pulau Kukup is one of the largest uninhabited mangroves in the world. It is also the only one situated in Johor waters. The park is an important stopover site for migratory waterbirds undertaking the perilous journey along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. The mudflats that surround the park are productive feeding grounds for these birds during low tide, whereas the mangroves provide a safe place for them to roost.

Pulau SilingaanPulau Silingaan, Turtle Islands, Malaysia

One of three islands dedicated to green and hawksbill turtle conservation, and the only island which permits visitors to view turtles nesting and hatchlings being released. One of the rare places in the world where turtles arrive 365 days per year to nest.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan, Sabah.Sabah Wildlife Department, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready.

The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a nature preserve in Sabah, Malaysia. It was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah's disappearing wild animals.