Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
4.5
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Melissa Foord
Australia571 contributions
Couples
Amazing place to visit and see these beautiful innocent rescued bears. We saw them sleeping in trees and playing around. Loads of information on boards from diet to bile farms etc. we met Dr Wong which was great. There is a gift shop there, we bought a hat.
Written 13 August 2022
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bernadette316
Southend-on-Sea, UK89 contributions
Family
We came for the orangutans at the Seplilok centre next door but loved our time at the sun bear conservation centre learning about these bears from no less than the founder, Dr Wong (aka Papa Bear), who was on hand to answer questions and was generous with his time and knowledge. It’s a great place to spend some time.
Written 13 August 2022
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Neil C
Northwich, UK202 contributions
Family
This is a great chance to see the bears who roam around in the conservation area, the staff are really knowledgeable and will point out other things such as bees and insects. The bears themselves are lovely, the younger ones are separated but still roam.

Be patient at feeding times, they can be a little shy.

Of note if you have a camera lens over 500 mm you have to pay a whopping charge!

Good for a few hours to see the bears, go first thing as everyone seems to go to sanctuary across the road for 10am feeding
Written 29 July 2022
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bwtripper
Butterworth, Malaysia200 contributions
Friends
We visited this after watching the feeding session at the orang utan sanctuary as it is almost next to each other. Informative boards are placed around the place and there is a video that runs continuosly in the visitor area so visitors can watch it at their convenience. Glad to see the bears are allowed to live in an environment that is rather similar to the wild. There is a well run souvenir shop with educational souvenirs like children's books featuring the sun bears as well as good quality T-shirts etc. I could see the souvenirs were designed with care. I was happy to buy some things to support the excellent work being done. I have to thank our driver Anzar (Whatsapp +60 178217605, anzaruddin38@gmail.com) for helping to plan our schedule so well that we managed to visit this too.
Written 4 July 2022
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#foracoolerworld
Vienna, Austria636 contributions
In my opinion a better experience than the opposite Orang Utan Centre. You have several trails, including some platforms. On of the rangers/researchers was even on one platform to answer questions and also the visitors centre is very informative.
Written 26 June 2022
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,121 contributions
My wife and I were able to spot a few sun bears during our visit to the Conservation Centre. They would be very difficult to see in the wild. The bears seemed content
Written 17 May 2022
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1,975 contributions
Family
The facilities catered for visitors are tip top. The two platforms provide good sightings of the animal. Children, in particular, love the sightings of the sun bear. It provides good education in environment preservation for young children to learn the importance of it.
Written 5 May 2022
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Lavy81
Kuala Lumpur485 contributions
Solo
What a wonderful and inspiring place to see the Borneo Sunbears...i met the founder and ceo briefly when visiting the platform and he was really inspiring. Spend a lot on the merchandise and gift shop in order to give back. The bears were lovely and look well fed.
Written 2 May 2022
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David B
Penang Island, Malaysia100 contributions
Couples
Definitely worth a visit to see these beautiful creatures.
The centre is really well run and informative, staff really do care and the manager came to talk to us.
Written 25 April 2022
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Richard G
Letchworth, UK23 contributions
Friends
The passion of Wong, the director is incredible. It is possible to see sun bears close up and learn about their ecology and survival. An absolute must for anyone visiting Sabah
Written 18 April 2022
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