The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) welcomed a new resident on 28 July 2022, a four-year-old female bear named Rudy. The world-class centre has successfully rescued a whopping 66 bears prior to Rudy being found. Rudy has adapted to her new environment remarkably well, despite being somewhat anxious on her first day. Her favourite pastimes include (besides climbing trees) playing amongst the logs she breaks in search of termites, raising tremendous hope that one day she can be homed in an enclosed forest or even returned to the wild.
Founded in 2008, The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is the world’s only facility for sun bears and aims to provide two significant objectives. First, awareness of sun bears on an international scale, and secondly, the care and rehabilitation of these beautiful animals. With continued public support the centre can continue rescuing and rehabilitating more bears for release into their natural environment.
You can support BSBCC’s efforts through the Share Bear Adoption Program or opt for the exclusive My Bear Adoption Program. Contact our team in Malaysia for more information. To to-date, Destination Asia Malaysia has funded the adoption of three Bornean sun bears since 2015. Two of them, Damai and Momtom have since been released back into the wild.
Check out these videos showing their journey on the road to release:
Damai’s Release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX-34dR8w40
Montom’s Release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPDF5BSOIOY
For more information and bookings, get in touch with our reservation team in Malaysia at: