Dominic has a huge amount of experience in rehabilitating orangutan and working closely with these animals in semi-wild conditions. He worked at Semenggoh Nature Reserve for eleven years prior to joining Orangutan Project. Dominic has a natural ability with all animals, though connects especially well with the great apes under his care. He is one of a very small group of people in the world that is comfortable rehabilitating adult orangutan and shows an innate understanding of their individual personalities and character. Dominic also speaks fluent English and has an excellent manner with Westerners. Dominic was born in Sarawak and is decended from both the Melanua and Iban tribes.