Monthly Archives: July 2010

Happy sun bears together

Text and photos by Wai Pak   After few days of observation on our latest rescued sun bears, Julaini and Ah Lun, we decided to integrate them as what we had planned. Both of them are young and are so curious to find out more about their new world. Just like human, sun bear cub […]

Ah Lun the sun bear on training

By Wai Pak Ng  Ah Lun, our new rescued sun bear cub at the centre had a very fast adjustment in her new den after settle down in her new den. This one-year-old female sun bear once was kept in a tiny iron cage for many months can now stretch all her legs and climb like […]

A day to celebrate the “honey bears” By Jordan Schaul On Thursday, July 15, 2010 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will highlight the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) as its Red List species of the day. The IUCN is the largest network of academic scientists, government agencies, and NGOs collectively working to promote the conservation of nature and natural […]

Sun Bear BOLEH series: “Sun bear can climb!” Part III

Biologist Andrew Pierce took this very rare video footage with his cell phone of a wild sun bear climbing a tree and digging for honey in the tree truck in with one of his paw and teeth and powerful jaw several meters above the ground in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. This video is a […]

Life at BSBCC: the 2nd days

By Wai Pak Ng This morning when I first step in the bear house, I found Julaini still sleeping inside her hanging basket in his den just like others in the centre. He must have slept well and had a sweet dream the entire night. Julaini really deserve it. I am sure it has been […]

Julaini and Ah Lun’s 1st Day at BSBCC

By Wai Pak Ng After the medical check up by Dr Seik Ni, both new comers were put into the empty dens at the end of our new bear house. Ah Lun was having a very deep sleep in the first two hours, whereas Julaini waked up much earlier from the sedation.  Once they were […]

This is our story, this is our hope!

Please watch the new video produced by WildHoop Productions. This is part of our stories to help the Bornean Sun Bears! Thank you Howard Jackson and Audrey Low from the Wildhoop Productions for making this video. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Two new young sun bears rescued from cages

By Wai Pak Ng All the BSBCC staffs were very excited in the beginning of the second half 2010 because we are ready to rescue more pet sun bears in this region after our new bear house finally completed last April. Today, there were two sun bear cubs being rescued and sent to our centre […]

Sun bear BOLEH series: “Sun bear can climb!” Part II

The second reason for sun bear to be an arboreal mammal is that they like to rest, nap, and sleep on treetop. Obviously, they can do this equally well on forest floor, just like this —>    However, there is a problem sleeping on forest floor. If you have visited the lowland rainforest of Borneo, […]