Monthly Archives: December 2008

It’s No Lie That Lil Lailani Is the Cutest Sun Bear!

As I was doing a random search of “sun bear” on the internet, the photos of Lailani, a sun bear cub born on Feb 25, 2008 at Friederichsfelde Zoo, Berlin, Germany, popped out from my computer screen. No double that out of eight species of bears, giant pandas are recognized as the cutest bears. However, […]

Caught with bear meat in fridge

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas spending quality time with your family and friends. As I am about to wonder what would be the topic of my next blog, I found another disturbing news from Malaysia: another sun bear was poached, cut into pieces, and the wildlife authority nailed the poacher. It […]

Happy Holidays!

Sun Bear Conservation Centre gets some Cash!

by Ian Hall posted on Our proposal for a Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Borneo has moved closer to reality thanks to an extravagant Fundraising Dinner held in Kota Kinabalu in November. The event which was organised by our partner LEAP succeeded in raising over half a million ringgit. This money was then matched […]

Scientific researches of sun bear and publications- Part 2

Beside Gabriella and me studying sun bear in the wild in 1998-2001, the third student who studied sun bear at the same time was Fuyuki Nomura. Fuyuki was a doctorate student from Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He studied sun bear ecology and sun bear usage of oil plan plantation […]

I was young once

Yesterday as I was up dating my resume, my mentor who is also my first employer in the field of wildlife conservation, Prof Kurtis Pei from Taiwan, sent me an old photo of me taken way back in 1992 when I was working with him. This photo really brought up a lot of good memories […]

Scientific researches of sun bear & publications- part I

Today is already the first day of December 2008. Sun bear still remains the least know bear in the world. Almost everyone know about bears. They know polar bears, grizzly bears, American black bears and giant pandas because these are the bears that they seen in the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, movies, advertisements, bill board, […]