Monthly Archives: September 2009

Researcher shines light on ‘forgotten species’

Story by Hannah J. Ryan | September 23, 2009 Montana Kaimin Malayan sun bears don’t have it as easy as Monte. In Southeast Asia, the world’s smallest bear species faces poaching, deforestation and a host of other woes, according to Siew Te Wong, a graduate in wildlife biology from the University of Montana. On […]

News from the ‘Front’ by Jungle Bob Bear Action Teams (BATs)  Well, it’s been a few weeks since we had any updates from the Bear House and the BSBCC project in Sepilok. So, let’s get up to speed. ‘Suria’ has a ‘poorly’ paw and is confined to ‘quarters’ whist it repairs itself. Doc Cecillia has been in attendance […]

Smugglers’ boatload of wildlife in Malaysia

Smugglers’ boatload of wildlife 2009/09/14 ROMPIN: Marine police foiled an attempt to smuggle out about 12 tonnes of exotic animals using a fishing boat in Tanjung Gemuk near here on Saturday. Two suspects, in their 40s and 50s, were arrested while they were busy transferring 18 boxes containing live and dead animals from a lorry […]

Malaysian police seize smuggled bear parts, owls

Malaysian police seize smuggled bear parts, owls 9/13/2009, 11:21 p.m. EDT The Associated Press   (AP) — KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian police say they have seized more than $100,000 worth of dead owls, bear paws and live monitor lizards and arrested two men on suspicion of trying to smuggle them abroad. Mohamad Hassan Hashim, […]

Bear Exchange II: Lok Kawi Zoo – Sepilok

By Wai Pak Ng Elis and I stayed one night at Kota Kinabalu. The next morning, Dr. Sen was checking on the pregnant bear before we put her into the translocation cage. The bear’s name is Manis, which mean “sweet” in Malay language. Her weight was 43.7 kg. She might give birth within this month. […]

Bear Exchange I: Sepilok to Lok Kawi Zoo

By Wai Pak Ng On the 27th August, I received an emergency order to go to Kota Kinabalu with the Sepilok senior ranger, Elis, to exchange a bear from our centre with a pregnant bear named Manis from Lok Kawi Zoo. The pregnant bear has to be taken care in BSBCC with the proper birthing […]

Scottish Scouts at BSBCC

 By Ian Hall posted at  As you may know, wild animals in captivity need constant enrichment to reduce boredom and stereotypic behaviour. Last month we provided the bears at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre with a daily parade of Scottish Scouts for their amusement and benefit.To the bears’ frustration the first thing that the […]

The suckling behavior of captive sun bears

Contented Bear? Check out the video.. one of the sun bears was making a weird sound. It’s the one in the basket, her name is Suzie. Perhaps Papa Bear, Wong Siew Te can explain why? [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The above video was posted on LEAP blog by Sue.  Hi Sue, Thanks for posting […]