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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

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Address: Jalan Sepilok, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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+60 89-534 491
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US$130.00*
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail
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US$440.00*
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Wildlife and Eco-Tour from Sandakan with Private Transfer

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A wonderful time was spent visiting the centre. There were plenty of friendly, helpful staff around to help you spot the bears. However, while we were there we ended up seeing so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful time was spent visiting the centre. There were plenty of friendly, helpful staff around to help you spot the bears. However, while we were there we ended up seeing so many as well as a juvenile orangutan building a nest. The founder Dr Wong was there too, a truly inspiring and passionate individual and wonderful to chat to.... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great walking platforms to see the bears. Not huge, location is great next to the Orangutan Sanctuary. I liked it a lot more than I thought.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the sun bears in between feeding times at the nearby orangutan rehabilitation centre. The sun bears were quite active in the morning and it was great to watch them interacting with one another, wresting and playing. We also stopped by after lunchtime, but the heat had set in and most of the bears were napping then, a few... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Sun Bear centre as it was literally right next door to Sepilok. It is nice for a short visit if you're there anyway.

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1 Thank HolidayKat_86
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day visited these in our prebooked tour through our hotel, as well as other animals. They are gracious and this is a must. We got a great picture from the canopy walk!

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1 Thank Eric K
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing to actually do at the conservation is to stroll the walkway and watch bears. Don't go expecting a huge tourist attraction. Many of the bears that are going through the process to be released are in facilities not open to the public, but there are still approx. 10 roaming in the up front enclosures. The bears themselves... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic facility where we saw these lovely little creatures close up, 6-7 of the little bears dug for worms played on dead tree trunks, unaware of the many watching people. Great fun.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

at 60RM PP there is not much to see. There were a few bears sleeping, we saw all-in-all 4. IMHO, not worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable visit. It's basically a specialist zoo. With cute dog like bears. That climb trees and eat termites.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit - the viewing platforms leave lots of chances to see the bears. The staff are very helpful and will take photos with your phone through a telescope!

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