The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre – CSR in Malaysia

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is the only sun bear conservation centre in the world. It was founded in Sabah, Malaysia in 2008 with two key aims;

1 – To provide care and rehabilitation to rescued sun bears and;

2 – To increase awareness of sun bears internationally.

Destination Asia Malaysia adopted a bear named Damai (meaning Peace) for the third year in 2016 at a cost of US$350 with the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Kota Kinabalu.

The program has been continued into 2017. They are also assisting the sun bear conservation program to achieve their aim in welfare, rehabilitation, education and research. BSBCC requires large amounts of funding and support from the general public and private organizations.

On 17 May 2016, Dr. Pakeeyaraj from the Wildlife Rescue Unit at Sabah Wildlife Department performed a general health check on Damai. The main procedures of the health check included recording heart and respiration rate, temperature, assessment of their potential sickness, inspection of their teeth and claws, taking their blood samples, measurement of the body parameters and making ink prints of the paws.

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