Monthly Archives: February 2013

Two rare Malayan sun bears found in abandoned Cambodian garment factory By Agence France-Presse Friday, February 22, 2013 9:15 EST Topics: Malayan sun bear ? Malayan sun bears ? Wildlife Alliance     Two rare Malayan sun bears have been rescued in Cambodia after being discovered in an abandoned garment factory, a zoo official said Friday. The male and female bears were rescued by officials […]

A dip for the bears Monday February 25, 2013 By LIM CHIA YING [email protected] Bear necessities: Friends Katie McDonald (left) and Anna Marie Zarb in their sun bear costumes, shortly before they took the Loony Dook challenge along with other participants. Two English women brave freezing waters to raise funds for our Bornean sun bears. ARMED with nothing more […]

Malaysian Bear Suspected of Dying of Poisoned Fruit Had Rowdy Youth February 22, 2013, 7:54 PM By Celine Fernandez The bear suspected of dying this week after eating poisoned fruit at a zoo in southwest Malaysia had been caught about a dozen years ago after disturbing crops and farmers. Malacca Zoo and Night Safari Police suspect that Lala, a sun bear living in a Malaysian […]

Learning about enrichment for sun bears at BSBCC

Text by Gloria Ganang & photo by Tee Thye Lim The kids from the ISS International School have selected the BSBCC as one of their destinations for their Borneo trip. Thanks to APE Malaysia, we managed to team up and get these kids to learn about the importance of enrichment for sun bears in captivity. […]

Perhilitan sends team to probe deaths

Tuesday February 19, 2013 PETALING JAYA: The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has sent a team headed by former Malacca Zoo director Ahmad Azahar Mohammed to investigate the deaths of a horse and a Sun Bear. “The department is concerned over the deaths and will take action,” it said. Perhilitan handed the […]

Cops on the trail of animal killers Tuesday February 19, 2013 By R.S.N. MURALI [email protected]     MALACCA: The hunt is on for the killers of a 14-year-old female Malayan Sun Bear and an Arabian stallion at the Malacca Zoo. Visitors alerted the zoo keepers when they saw a male Sun Bear lying protectively over the still body of its partner […]

Animal activists and conservationists see red Tuesday February 19, 2013 By ISABELLE LAI [email protected] PETALING JAYA: Animal activists and conservationists want those behind the fatal poisoning of a horse and a Sun Bear at the Malacca Zoo to be caught, prosecuted and punished severely. Dr Sharmini Paramasivam, of zoo animal welfare group myZOO, said a thorough investigation must be carried […]

Sun bear, racehorse died of suspected poisoning 18 February 2013| last updated at 04:12PM MALACCA: A Malayan sun bear and a racehorse have died at Malacca Zoo, here, as a result of suspected deliberate poisoning. A vet at the zoo, Dr. Zubaidah Kamarudin, said autopsy results on the sun bear revealed that it had eaten a banana which contained a white […]

Damai’s Days Out

Text by Gloria Ganang I always consider it a great privilege as well as an amazing experience to walk a sun bear cub in the forest. BSBCC’s CEO and Founder, Wong Siew Te trains his staff, including myself to walk sun bear cubs in the forest. Sun bears usually spend their first 2-3 years with […]

The Tree Loving Sun Bear

Text and video by Chiew Lin May Tropical rainforest are the sun bear’s main habitat. They are tree lover and can climb extremely well. Many of the features are specifically adapted for a more tree-dwelling lifestyle. Example the long, curved, pointy claws and they can rotate their arm just like primate do. However, sun bear […]