In the past 2 weeks I've done more than I ever thought possible. I've helped with enrichment and husbandry at Matang Wildlife Centre with orangutans, sun bears, gibbons and many others. Seen flying lemers glide, wild pigs run on the beach, sunsets like no other, been bitten by a leech, mixed cement by hand, carried wheel barrow after wheel barrow and shovelled so much s*?it I'm considering adding it to skills on my c.v. I've learnt so much and it's been a truly life changing experience and to top it off I've met some amazing people! I'll be back Borneo!
Volunteered April 2016
"My 4 weeks at Matang not only achieved a life long dream for me, but also helped me mature and grow in confidence. "
"Going on the 2 week volunteer trip to the Matang Wildlife Centre will remain one of my top 5 life experiences".
"Yes, it's hard work, but the satisfaction you get from knowing you are helping to make a difference in these animals' lives makes it all worthwhile."
"You will be surprised by how much you are capable of and you will inspire your friends back home to follow their dreams too".
It’s with much sadness that we let you know that Corrine bear died this week from old age. She was a brave adventurous character. She was the tiny but fierce yet a wonderful friend of all the bears and she will no doubt be greatly missed by the girls in her group.
Corrine was one of the first bears to be released from cages into a large enclosure at Matang and has lived the last 14 years in sanctuary with her bear buddies.
Rest In Peace beautiful old yoga guru bear xoxox ...