Monthly Archives: December 2013

Malaysia’s worst animal cruelty scandals of 2013

The Star Online, 26 December 2013 BY J. KUGAN Animals falling victim to violence, abuse and neglect continue to make headlines in Malaysia. We look back at six of the 2013’s worst animal scandals.   Although Malaysians would rather forget the horrifying photos and reports of cruelty against animals that have become commonplace in our social […]

Oakland Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation Program Raises More Than $100,000 for Animals in the Wild

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013   Three of the Zoo’s conservation partners, ARCAS Animal Rescue in Guatemala, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, and the Bay Area Puma Project are the main beneficiaries of the proceeds, which were collected from each Zoo admission fee. “Oakland Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation funding will provide vital support […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

BSBCC wishes supporters, friends and family a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your tremendous support. May your Christmas be filled with the warmth of family and friends! Merry Christmas to all! Share the love!

Christmas Sun Bear, Natalie

Text by Kara Huggins (Intern from the University of the Sunshine Coast) Photos by BSBCC staffs Natalie, Latin for “birthday”, referring to the birthday of Christ, or Christmas, seemed a fitting name for the arrival at BSBCC of a 3 month old orphan sun bear on the 23rd of December, 2010. From the time of her […]

Kudat’s First Days in the Forest

An adult male sun bear’s story   Text by Alla Sapiro Photos by Chiew Lin May 4/Dec/2013 This was the first day of Kudat’s training to go outside for the first time. This was afternoon. We spread food and honey onto both the cage ramp and the training pen ramp as well as some on the […]

My Life with Sun Bears

Text and Photos by Alla  Shapiro I voluntered with Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center for 1 month this winter. My job was animal husbandry. My main duties were preparing and distributing food to the bears, cleaning cages, creating enrichment food toys and cage structures for the bears to be entertained and to excersize their senses, observations […]

Perhilitan rescues Sun Bear trapped in snare

New Straits Times, 18th December 2013 By Roshidi Abu Samah   GRIK: A 50kg Sun Bear, which was caught in a snare, was rescued by the Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) team at a hilly area at Km52 of the East-West Highway in Banding near here on Monday. Perak Perhilitan director Fakhrul Hatta […]

Saving the Sun Bears

Free Malaysia Today, 18th December 2013 By Alfian ZM Tahir   SANDAKAN: Helarctos Malayanus or Sun Bear is often perceived as a fierce and ferocious animal due to its large canines and sharp claws, but the truth is that this black fur-coated animal is actually a shy and doting creature. While the Sun Bear or Honey […]

One month reflection of volunteer work with BSBCC

Text and Photos by Matthew Vaughan G’day all! My name is Matt Vaughan, and I’m a 22 year old Australian. I was a full time student and also held a permanent part-time position for a pay TV company – well, that was until I decided to quit my job and defer my university degree. I needed […]

FMT does its part to protect Sun Bears

Free Malaysia Today (FMT), 14th December 2013 By Alfian ZM Tahir    FMT, through its sister site FMT Borneo Plus, is joining forces with a conservation group to save the Borneo Sun Bears in Sepilok. SANDAKAN: FreeMalaysiaToday (FMT) today joined forces with a Sabah-based conservation group – Borneo Sun Bears Conservation Centre (BSBCC) – to […]