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The visitor accessible area of the sun bear sanctuary is not big but what you can see is really interesting.
We were lucky to be able to chat to a woman doing a dissertation project on the bears and she was so knowledgeable and told...More
The main aim is to rehabilitate sick and injured bears and it's probably the only way to see sun bears, but it feels like a zoo! If you're going to the orangutan sanctuary next door, it's worth a quick visit.
We really enjoyed visiting this centre. There's lots of information about the bears on boards as you approach them. There's lots of room on the viewing platforms and staff are really helpful. They set up scopes to show bears hanging out in the distant trees....More
We were fortunate enough to have the founder of the Centre there while we visited and heard him speak about the great work the Centre is doing rescuing captive bears and rehabilitating them back into the jungle. Lots of bears to see in their natural...More
If I am truthful, I didn't know a great deal about Sun Bears until I arrived at the sanctuary. They are such lovely creatures, and as this place is right next door to the Orangutan Sanctuary, you can do them both in one day. It...More
Went here for an hour and found the staff very helpful. Showed us how to get photos through the telescope. Very interesting with lots of information posters. Some of the walkways were closed so you could only see the bears in the secure area but...More
Very unusual to see sun bears in wild (we did) and you can easily see 5-6 here.
Viewing platforms are well designed and there were several staff around to answer questions.
Co-located with orang utang centre
We combined this visit with the Sepilok orangutan sanctuary and were not disappointed. This centre is doing wonderful work in rehabilitating rescued Sun Bears most of which have been maltreated. It is a bit 'hit &miss' how much you actually see but we were lucky...More
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
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 bush though just a head or a leg. When we left the bears the orang utan centre was closed as it does have feeding times. I can only suggest that you co-ordinate your visit to see both a call to centre from Hotel would help if you have no guide/contact over there. Enjoy! they are definitely worth a visit. Just be patient.