Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Sandakan

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Meet some of the island's most famous inhabitants in their native habitat at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and many more Sandakan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sandakan trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Adorable small bears with special neck markings.. you get quite close if they choose to come check you out !  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    One should visit this place in the morning because this is their most active time. One may able view their movements. the bears will be kept and trained till they are indipendent before they are set f...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Lots of bears around as they are fenced in, but not overcrowded by any means. It was fascinating to look around and learn more about this animal.  more »
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  • August 26, 2017
    I do not understand the excitement for this one. Loved the bears and their story, but you can visit only 50/60 meters of it. From a bridge. Cannot visit thw rehab center like @ orangutans. If you have 30 free minutes give it a shot maybe
  • July 25, 2017
    Love this place! Would recommend anyone to go. There are less of these bears left than the Orang Utans!
  • July 19, 2017
    We only came here to fill the afternoon after the Orangutan reserve visit but this is well worth a visit. We got lucky with the feeding time and saw bears cracking open some coconuts.
  • August 2, 2017
    Cool place 4 of them up close climbing digging for termites great.
  • December 26, 2016
    Great conservatory that raises awareness on sun bear conservation, that's located just across the road from the Orangutan conservation. There isn't a feeding time for the bears, but staff will throw in fruits at a certain time of the day for the bears to scavenge through. Sometimes the sun bears are hard to see, but there are two telescopes to view them closer. While at the sun bear conservatory, a wild orangutan walked by, which seriously made my day!

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