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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

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Jalan Sepilok | located in Sepilok, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-534 491
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have no doubt that the people here are doing valuable conservation work, it is just that this doesn't really translate into a meaningful tourist experience. The animals that are on display are in pens with electric fences just like at a zoo and they...More

Thank NevillDocs
Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing place to see the Bornean Sun Bear up close and in natural surroundings Being a conservation center it is sad that the bears are there but at least they are safe I think the bears rate second to the orangutans which is a...More

Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment available to watch the bears at BSBCC. The forested bear pens allow the bears to exhibit their natural behaviour climbing some 40m up the trees within their enclosures. The bears are all in good condition indicating that they are...More

Thank NicholasH2068
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just next to Orang Utan place. Again, walking is required, hence where proper foot wear. Also carry a hat / umbrella as it can get hot. Carrying a binocular is an added advantage. Remember this is also a sun near conservation sanctuary, hence...More

Thank Reka08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, this cute bear, needs protection from humans. The bears are kept fenced in and above is a viewing platform. On the walkway there are several informative signs about the sunbears.

Thank ScaniaSwede
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This centre is designed for rescue only and does not do any rehabilitation work. Ostensibly it’s just a zoo, but at least the bears have reasonably large enclosures and are in their natural habitat. Almost all of the bears have been rescued from being kept/sold...More

Thank HollysHollydays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw bears in 2 enclosures, 1big, the other smaller. They looked well cared for but not enough explanation of them and their habitat.

Thank 221jennir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read that the best time to see the sunbears is early in the morning so we went there as soon as they opened in the morning. It was a delight to see these beautiful sunbears in a Sanctuary enclosure that provides them with...More

Thank CHight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad to have visited as I had never seen a sun bear before. Harsh treatment by villagers require this creature to be supported and cared for. Buying a cuddly bear for a grandchild helps the fund!

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is opposite the Orangutan so just a 5 minute walk. This is my daughters favourite animal so she was delighted to see 9. A couple eating coconuts lying on their backs. This is a close to being free as they can be and it...More

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18 August 2018|
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Response from prettyangebaby | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Best to ring first and check.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Suzie3064 | Reviewed this property |
camera fee is applicable at sun bears, orangutans and proboscis sanctuaries. 10 rm. mobile phone camera free.
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15 August 2017|
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Response from KJames29 | Reviewed this property |
We went as part of tour with Orang-utan centre the Bears were elusive and there are high walkways it is really pot luck how much of them you see but we did see and photographed 'whole' bears there is a lot of poking through... More