Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Further Step for Bongkud – Body Health Check

Text and Photos by Tee Thye Lim A health check has been performed on Bongkud by Dr. Diana Ramirez from Wildlife Rescue Unit, Sabah Widlife Department (SWD) and Wong on June 26th. Through the health check, we found out that there are some conditions of Bongkud that need to be improved to make sure that she grow […]

Miami University – Dragonfly Project students visit BSBCC

Text by Gloria Ganang and photo by Tee Thye Lim The BSBCC welcomed 21 students from Miami University today. They arrived at 11am and it was just the right time to see the bears resting or taking their naps in the enclosure, which is right after their feeding time. The bears were already on their […]

The enrichment workshop at BSBCC

Text by Anna Wade Photo: Siew Te Wong   Here at the centre, enrichment is a key focus and it is important that all of the staff and volunteers have a complete understanding of what providing enrichment entails. Over a 3 day period, BSBCC project manager’s Wai Pak dedicated his time to helping the team […]

Another new sun bear rescued by SWD and BSBCC

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong BSBCC recently received a new rescued pet sun bear cub. Kept in a small cage, this poor bear was first seen by a friend of BSBCC in a remote village call Bongkud near Poring Hot Spring in Ranau Township, central Sabah. He then reported the incident to BSBCC […]

Tourism ministry to assist in upgrading of Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/06/13/tourism-ministry-to-assist-in-upgrading-of-bornean-sun-bear-conservation-centre-new/ SANDAKAN: The Tourism Ministry will further assist the Sabah government in upgrading facilities at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok, near here. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said priority would be given to the application of a RM1.4 million allocation for renovaton works at the centre under the third […]

Boho chic: Where Ipanema meets Gisele

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/6/11/lifearts/11347382&sec=lifearts Monday June 11, 2012 Boho chic: Where Ipanema meets Gisele   MENTION Brazil and you immediately think of Rio de Janeiro. Then your mind goes to beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Along with the beaches, come images of gorgeous girls. Naturally, you can’t get any more gorgeous than world-famous Brazillian supermodel Gisele Bündchen! Brazillian […]

Buying Sandals to help sun bears

Text by Anna Wade Here at the BSBCC, we rely on the generosity of others to help us support our centre. It is incredibly important for us to try and maintain a high profile to make sure that people are aware of our cause and the work that is being carried out to protect the […]