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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sandakan

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 650+ 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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  • This sanctuary has opened since the last time I visited Sepilok, so I didn't actually realise it was there until I saw it advertised at the airport. I'm so glad we made time to go. We saw so many sun ...  read more »
  • We saw Alot of bears here. They are in large enclosures & roam freely, the small are separated from the fully grown. 
  • Although less commented that the Centre of orang-utans, is worth the visit. We didn't have it, but we had time and little to do and leave delighted, the facilities are much better than the Centre of orangutans, bears are "locked" but in very large areas and walkways between the trees provided that you can see them if problems.
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