Monthly Archives: April 2013

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – Explore in Forest Part III

Text and Photos by Chiew Lin May The mysterious and world’s smallest bear of the jungle !! Below are variety of pictures of Damai, female sun bear cub which spend each day foraging, climbing and resting in the tropical forest. Some pictures just tell a story better than words ever can. Please help us spread […]

Volunteering – Open Arms of BSBCC

By Amanda Shia, BSBCC volunteer: Feb 18-March 31, 2013 April 9, 2013 One of the question laid in my volunteer’s application form was, “What do you expect to learn by the end of the program?” That was two months ago. Frankly speaking, I knew nothing of managing, ecology or morphology of neither sun bears nor […]

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – How do Damai react when encounter with “stranger” ?

Text, Photo and Video by Chiew Lin May A mother sun bear will defend and takes good care to protect her cubs from every disaster. Sun bear cubs depends and stay with their mum for about two years. Damai, the recently born 9 months old sun bear cub was rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department and […]

Animal stories to raise environmental awareness among children

Text by Gloria Ganang Raising environmental awareness to children through storytelling about animals. A brilliant approach for kids to understand about the importance of environmental protection. Joyce Malmo, author of this book volunteered in Borneo and went through tough experiences. This has changed her perspective about the world around her and she was inspired to […]

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – Explore in Forest Part II

Text and photos by Chiew Lin May Just a few precious moments observed, but so much learnt and so many expressions seen!! Damai have such strength yet are adorable. Remember that she share this earth with you !! Please spread the words for sun bears to help us keep fighting for their survival. Keep up to date […]

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – Resting on Tree and Forest Floor

Text & Photos by Chiew Lin May An 9 months old female sun bear cub, Damai is an arboreal bear. At the Kabili – Sepilok Forest Reserve,  Damai spend a lot of her time in roaming, foraging, digging and climbing trees. However, Damai will take a rest on the tree and forest floor too. Most […]

RM2.1mil support for Bornean Sun Bear conservation

Saturday March 30, 2013 http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=%2F2013%2F3%2F30%2Fsouthneast%2F12896396&sec=southneast#.UVaa_JPOw-I.facebook   BSBCC’s youngest resc ued sun bear: Damai, a seven-month-old cub, is seen chewing off decayed wood to look for termites to eat. She was found in a residential area in Damai in November 2012 by a businessman who found her wandering on his porch. Damai was then sent to […]

Boost for sun bear conservation

http://www.selangortimes.com/index.php?section=news&permalink=20130328164457-boost-for-sun-bear-conservation Published: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 KUALA LUMPUR:  Thanks to support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Sepilok, Sabah, has been able to continue rescuing sun bears which have been kept as pets and caring for them with the hope of releasing them back into the wild in the […]

More bear pals moving in to the new bear house

Text by Gloria Ganang The BSBCC is in the process of renovating it’s old office building and the attached old bear house. But before this happened, 8 bears residing in the old bear house were moved out to the new bear house. This took place on the 4th April with the help of Dr. Diana […]

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – Explore in Forest Part 1

Text and photos by Chiew Lin May Damai is one of the female sun bear cub rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department that sent to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). She is now 9 months old. Every time walk her in forest, she is very curious and loves to sniff the around environment, which is […]