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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sandakan
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Meet some of the island's most famous inhabitants in their native habitat at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Opened in 2014, the center rehabilitates sun bears that have been rescued from captivity, then reintroduces them to the wild in the surrounding nature reserve. Visit the main center to learn about the conservationists' important work, as well as the threats posed to these distinctive and desperately endangered creatures. Stand on wooden observation decks to watch the bears play, climb, and feed as they head down the road to recovery. Before you head to Sandakan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sandakan trip generator, to make sure you see all that Sandakan has to offer, including Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
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  • They are more endangered than their sexier neighbours, the OrangUtang's, but don't seem to have anywhere near the public profile, and they really are the sweetest animals. Easily combined with a visit...  more »
  • This is located right next to the Orang-utan rehab centre so you can easily do both but plan around the feeding times for the orang-utans. Great points of view for photographers (take your longest len...  more »
  • A steep set of steps draws you up to the level and viewing platform. There is pathways for wheelchairs but you need to be fairly strong. Plenty of willing staff to give you a push. The animals are slo...  more »