Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sun Bear Fundraising Events!

Hi everyone! There are two fundraiser currently going on at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Fundraiser 2011. Sun Bear Kissing Booth going on now until June 1, 2012, or until there are no more. Click here to view the facebook page: For $5 you may purchase one of the cute “KISSED BY A […]

We are looking forward to see you here soon!

Text and photo by Tee Thye Lim We would like to express our millions of appreciation and special credits to the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia through the Sabah Wildlife Department, for providing us the funds to expand the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). Now, we are pleased to announce the completion of our observation […]

Eastbourne resident fundraises for Jonny the sunbear   Eastbourne resident fundraises for Jonny the sunbear   KAROLINE TUCKEY  A Lower Hutt woman was so moved by the plight of an Indonesian sun bear she’s started a fundraising campaign to build it a new enclosure. KAROLINE TUCKEY Small steps: Carol Gorham of Lowry Bay hopes Lower Hutt schools and residents will get […]

The Bears Thank You By Suzanne Hall Photo: Siew Te Wong – May 17, 2012Posted in: Animal Stories, Animals and Plants, Bears, Conservation, Conservation at the Zoo, Pandas, Projects in the Field, Uncategorized Enrichment toys are vital for a recovering sun bear’s health. Photo courtesy of BSBCC Several months ago, we put out a call via our Animal […]

Mary and Debbie’s new pal, Koko.

Text by Gloria Ganang and photo by Siew Te Wong Koko, a female sun bear yearling has been joining Mary and Debbie (both female sun bear yearlings) for almost a month now. Koko came into the BSBCC earlier this year on the 20th February. She was transferred to Mary and Debbie’s den a month after […]

Ah Bui is a healthy girl!

Text by Gloria Ganang and photos by Tee Thye Lim It has been 4 days since Ah Bui arrived at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). She is one fortunate female bear to be rescued by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) just on time. She was almost sold for the purpose of bear bile. […]

Ah Bui’s Ah Bui – the story of the latest rescued sun bear at BSBCC

Text by Tee Thye Lim “Friend” is the people who play an important role in our human daily life. They may be able to be our supporter, person who assists you, giving you a positive effect and sharing most of their life experience with you. Same as what have happened at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation […]

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) educational visit to BSBCC

Text by Gloria Ganang and photo by Tee Thye Lim Students from the School of International Tropical Forestry (SITF) of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)  visited the BSBCC yesterday (5th May 2012). UMS campus is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The group comprise of 42 undergraduate students and accompanied by 2 lecturers. It was the first […]

BSBCC welcomes new Centre Coordinators

Text and photo by Gloria Ganang BSBCC is honored to welcome our new full time staffs, Dawn Serene Tukalan and Tee Thye Lim as our Centre Coordinators. Both of them reported duty on the 1st May 2012. Dawn is a graduate of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) from Penampang town, Sabah. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree […]

In the dark over sun bears

  By KRISTY INUS | [email protected] comments Read more: In the dark over sun bears – General – New Straits Times CONSERVATION CENTRE: Lack of awareness and data on species hampering efforts A sun bear at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park near Kota Kinabalu. Pic by Malai Romah Tuah Read more: In the dark […]