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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

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Jalan Sepilok, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank martina w
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Gill1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank magpiedragon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky and saw them during feeding, what does not have a fixed schedule. Got a feeling of a zoo, cause it is fenced

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Hugh_Risebrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Savanna454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely time here watching these cute bears roll polling around, and seeing how they can juggle a coconut and break it open with their sharp claws

Thank Michele Ann W
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from prettyangebaby | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Best to ring first and check.
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Suzie3064 | Reviewed this property |
camera fee is applicable at sun bears, orangutans and proboscis sanctuaries. 10 rm. mobile phone camera free.
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from KJames29 | Reviewed this property |
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