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Samunsam Wildlife SanctuarySamunsam Wildlife Sanctuary


Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in Sarawak. Located in the Kuching Division, it was gazetted in 1979 and covers an area of about 69 square kilometers within the Gunung Pueh Forest Reserve. The wildlife sanctuary stretches from the border with Indonesia to within 2 km of the coast.

Samunsam was made a wildlife sanctuary to protect the habitat of proboscis monkeys that live there. The result is that other wildlife species have also found a sanctuary where they can thrive with limited human contact. The wildlife sanctuary on on a flat, undulating terrain no more than 25 meters above sea level, with the Samunsam River flowing through it.

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