Monthly Archives: October 2011

Big Tree Little Bear and Tiny Termites -video

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Big tree little bear and tiny termites

Text, photos, and video by Siew Te Wong [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Yesterday when I walked little Mary in the forest, she stopped at the base of this huge dipterocarp tree. The scene was just amazed me: “big tree, little bear” was what came out from my mind immediately. It was a peaceful time […]

The integration of Fulung and Mary

“The best enrichment for a captive sun bear is another sun bear, if they get along well” is what I believing in now. In the past when I studied wild sun bears in the forest, they always have solitary lifestyle for a good reason: food in the forest is always scarce and not enough to […]

Sun Bear Diary: Fulung in the forest

  Time flies! It has been more than two months we had rescued Fulung and nurse him. Over the past two months, he gained 10 kg, from 7.8 kg when he first came, to 17.5 kg as of yesterday. This video was taken yesterday when I walked him in the forest. There were a lot […]

Sun Bear Diary – Mary and ants

This is something that I wanted to do every time I walk one of our sun bear cubs in the forest: I want to upload and post the videos that I took (literally hundreds of them if not thousands already) of the bears doing their “things” in the forest and share them to the world. However, I am […]

A ray of sunshine at Belfast Zoo October 20, 2011 Share Tweet By Laura McGuigan Winter may be fast approaching but Belfast Zoological Gardens has welcomed a little ray of sunshine in the form of Indera, the Malayan sun bear. Indera is one year and eight months old. He arrived at Belfast Zoo in September 2011 as part of a global […]

Second time’s the chance Posted on 18 October 2011 – 12:07pm Chan Soo Wah [email protected] NATIONAL Geographic Channel’s eco-travel documentary, Malaysian Journey: Hutan, presented by Hollywood star and martial art exponent Jason Scott Lee, will play a major role in Tourism Malaysia’s continued efforts to promote the country’s eco-tourism sector. Produced in partnership between FOX International Channels and […]

The construction of the observation platform finally started!

 After the completion of the first bear house and the forest enclosures one and a half year ago, Bornean Conservation Centre has been quiet down from major construction. The quietness is gone now as another phase of construction started few weeks ago. Thanks to the fund raising efforts from Sabah Wildlife Department, The Ministry of […]

At Last – Bearing up in the UK!

Sunday 18th September was a momentous day for Sun Bear Conservation Trust (SBCT UK).  Finally, Anna Cocker of SBCT UK met up with Paul Clenton.  Paul has also worked at BSBCC and like Anna is promoting sun bear conservation and fundraising in the UK.  The meeting took place at Cannock Chase close to Stafford, West […]

Rare cub rescued from soldier Friday, 07 October 2011 12:03 Vincent MacIsaac After a “tense” meeting with a military commander on Wednesday, an endangered sun bear cub was rescued from a military base in Preah Vihear province before it could be sold for an estimated US$1,000. The 10-kilogram cub was found at a base near Preah Vihear temple in […]