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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sandakan

(4.1/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great place to see Sun Bears being rehabilitated. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, talking about individual bears as well as the work of the sanctuary. Beautiful animals.  more »
  • This place was nice enough and offered you a chance to see the sun bears in their natural surroundings evening if their enclosure wasn't that big. The place has toilets and refreshments and is well la...  more »
  • adjacent to Sepilok Orangutan centre, this fascinating bear (about the same size as a rottweiler but far more powerful) and a bark just like an angry big dog is well worth seeing.  more »