Hampton School has built up strong links with the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok, Malaysia and our Adventure Society frequently visit the centre to experience first-hand the work of the conservation charity.

Hampton has recently adopted a young orangutan called Agop, who is making remarkable progress at the centre. The female orangutan arrived in June 2022 at the age of one and since then, has fearlessly mastered tree climbing and demonstrated curiosity about her surroundings and a passion for local foods, her favourites being rambutan and durian. Currently weighing 8kg, Agop enjoys the company of fellow orangutans at the centre, indicating her readiness for the next stage of rehabilitation.

In 2023, Hampton and neighbouring school LEH raised over £2,000 and donated an additional £1,000 to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. A group of Sixth Form pupils made a special trip to Sepilok in July, where they learnt more about the work of the centre, as well as enjoying a guided night walk through the Kabili Reserve. Everyone was delighted to see the orphaned orangutans thriving in the nurseries, and hear about the success stories of those recently released back into the wild.

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