Monthly Archives: November 2012

Medicine practitioners urged to help reduce bear bile demand Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 16th November 2012—“Traditional medicine practitioners have a crucial role to play in reducing the demand for bear bile and gallbladder that drives the illegal trade in South-East Asia’s bears,” TRAFFIC told delegates to the 9th World Congress of Chinese Medicine held in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia last week. The Congress, one […]

It’s Time For Sun Bears Annual Health Check

Text by Chiew Lin May and Joanna Yeo Mei Ling Photo by Dawn Serene and Tee Thye Lim As we approach the end of the year, it is time for the sun bears at BSBCC to do their annual health check. Typically conducted within the time frame of an hour, the purpose of the check […]

Damai- Captured Sun Bear Cub Now In BSBCC

Text by Dawn Tukalan and photo by Tee Thye Lim The sun bear cub that was found wondering around at someone’s car porch in a residential area at Damai, Kota Kinabalu has been sent to BSBCC on last 5th November 2012 (Monday night). She was reported and captured by the Civil Defense Department, handed to […]

Mystery of the sun bear at car porch

Sunday November 4, 2012 KOTA KINABALU: How a sun bear cub ended up at a car porch of a house in Damai, a bustling housing area here, is likely to remain a mystery. Sabah Wildlife Department director Datuk Dr Laurentius Ambu said the three-month-old female cub found by a resident two days ago could […]

Man finds sun bear cub outside his home Saturday November 3, 2012   KOTA KINABALU: The non-stop barking of his dog made a 38-year-old businessman step out of his house to take a look. Blue Lum saw what looked like a puppy in his car porch. “I left it alone and went in to watch television,” he said. When the barking continued, […]