The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation facility being developed in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
The Sun Bear is only found in Southeast Asia. It’s the smallest bear species of the eight species of bear in the world, and in Borneo, they are even smaller. It’s a different sub-species, weighing about 60kg maximum. It is the second rarest bear species, after the giant panda. These bears continue to be threatened by forest degradation, illegal hunting for bear parts and poaching to obtain young cubs for pet trade. The result is that young sun bears are sometimes found to be living in unnatural captive conditions in Sabah, with no access to outdoor areas. There are currently 46 rescued ex-captive sun bears residing at the BSBCC. The facility includes large forest enclosures to provide a natural environment suited to the needs and welfare of the sun bears and facilitate their rehabilitation back into the wild.
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