Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wildlife Heroes close up with Wong

By Siew Te Wong I am humbled and honored to have been select as one of the 40 Wildlife Heroes across the world who featured in the Book “Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving.” Thank you the authors of the book, Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken for your […]

A volunteer’s diary – 2 weeks in BSBCC (part 2)

 By Hiu Yeat Har March 18, 2012 Cleaning the bear droppings is not a hard job at all. Most bear poops are not stinky because the bears at BSBCC eat vegetables and fruits. Due to this ‘herbivorous’ diet, the bear poops are mostly fibre or liquid based. Tao and I do not …have problem with […]

A volunteer’s diary – 2 weeks in BSBCC

By Hiu Yeat Har March 9, 2012 Estee and I have gone through our third day of volunteering work. We were much more efficient than the previous day after knowing the routine work. Finally, we have time to take a closer look at the sun bears observing them just few feet aw…ay from us. We […]

Green Cause – sun bear rock the Star


Fest 21-28 April – SUN BEAR ROCK! fundraiser Rockin’ 4 the Environment- SUN BEAR ROCK – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Rockin’ 4 the Environment takes place from from 21 – 28 April 2012. Play a part in raising awareness and funds for the SUN BEARS. Click on the link above and find out how. DoPPel Kafe will be hosting a flurry […]


 1 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) presents Rockin’ 4 the Environment – SUN BEAR ROCK! in conjunction with the Earth Day celebrations from 21-28 April 2012. Rockin’ 4 the Environment has so far piqued the interest of animal conservationists around the world and raises vital funds […]

Look violent but completely harmless – The integration of Debbie with Mary and Fulung

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong We integrated Debbie the sun bear cub with Mary and Fulung for the first time on March 10th. The entire process started 10 days earlier on Feb 28th when we moved Mary at opposite side of the hall way to the den next to Debbie. Debbie’s reaction toward […]

Only in BSBCC (II)

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong Today’s blog is simple. I do not need to write many words. Because a photo worth a thousand words…. hehe.. Let the pictures tell the story.. You can see sun bears like these photo ONLY in Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

Only in BSBCC

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong Today as I do my routine walk in the forest enclosure of BSBCC to check on the sun bears, I saw Lawa the female sun bear climb a tree and rest on top of it. It was a dead tree full with lianas. I immediately used the Nokon […]

Vacancies- BSBCC is now hiring

BORNEAN SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTRE, a facility for sun bear conservation, rehabilitation, research & awareness, is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions to be based in Sepilok, Sandakan. Post 1: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OFFICER Requirements: • Degree in related field • Fluent English, Bahasa Malaysia, (Chinese, Dusun, and other local language is a […]