Monthly Archives: June 2015

The rescued bears enjoy a new forest enclosure

Text by Chiew Lin May Photos by Tee Thye Lim & Chiew Lin May BSBCC provides care and a second chance for the rescued sun bears to live in the forest by accessing the natural forest enclosure. In the past few months, one of the BSBCC forest enclosure (Pen D) has been temporarily closed for […]

Educational Activities (March – April 2015)

Text and Photos by BSBCC On the 3rd March, our CEO and Founder, Mr. Wong Siew Te got an interesting call. Paul Kemmett, a teacher from Overseas Family School, Singapore wanted to ‘skype’ Wong with his Fourth grade students (age 9-10 years old). The students wanted to learn about sun bears as their unit of […]

Montom with Susie – a beautiful relationship is developing!

Text and Photos by Chiew Lin May Finally the day for Montom, a 3 years old male sub-adult sun bear, to be introduced with Susie, a 4 year old female adult sun bear, was on the 4th of June, 2015. Montom and Susie were rescued from pet trade. BSBCC have taken an innovative approach of integrating […]

Every picture tells a story!

In this entry I would like to share about my experience when I was at BSBCC. Enjoy your reading!   My name is Maryam Nashrah Binti Ahmad. I came all the way from the University Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, to do my internship at BSBCC. It was a fun and exciting journey despite all the […]

Notable Visitors (March – April 2015)

Text and Photos by BSBCC During the morning of 3rd March, Tom Stalf, President and CEO of Columbus Zoo and his staffs came to our Centre. Mr. Wong Siew Te gave them a tour around our Centre. Thus, we would like to use this opportunity to thank Tom and Columbus Zoo for helping sun bears […]

How Time Flies

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience” – Eleanor Roosevelt I never thought that I would be here, doing my internship. It happened too fast. 29th of April was the day that I nearly dropped my […]

‘Are you a bear killer?’ If you use this medicine, the answer is yes 1st June 2015 BY TAN CHENG LI Walk into a Chinese medicine hall in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, and tell the sinseh of your bad bout of flu, and you might be prescribed a bottle of Xiong Dan capsules which can supposedly work miracles for flu, fever, haemorrhoids and “heatiness”. But beware – you […]

Traffic counts 300 bears killed to supply Malaysian shops, 1st June 2015 BY TAN CHENG LI The wide availability of traditional Chinese medicines shows that Malaysians continue to trust the efficacy of folk remedies; never mind that endangered wildlife are slaughtered to make some of these cures. The Traffic report Hard To Bear: An Assessment Of Trade In Bear Bile And Gall Bladder […]

A Precious Journey At BSBCC

Hi! My name is Ain Adlina. I am studying in Animal Health and Production. How did I start my internship at BSCC? By randomly searching on the internet…I searched any centre that managed wild animals in Sabah because I don’t have any experience on wild animals. So this is my journey at BSBCC for 3 […]