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“Worth a visit whilst see the orauntans, next door.”

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and...
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Sandakan
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this as it just a walk across from the orangutans, we did spot a few bears, but remember this is a conversation centre, the bears are fenced in ,but it is a large, wild , natural environment.
It is sometimes hard to spot them, but they are there.
When it was feeding time m the bears looked but were too lazy to get the food ( or not hungry )
We saw 5 bears from the look out areas and the walkways.
Nice to think that they are released back into the wild.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The kids were very dissapointed. You can see little bears far away, in the forest, nothing that we expected for the price we paid. Enjoyed only the environment, that bears live in such wonderful place, nature very beautiful, monkeys on trees. I wouldnt come back for visit one more time. Only love and support the idea of taking care of these sun bears.

1  Thank A Ga N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Because we stayed at the Nature resort we were only a few minutes walk from both the Orangutan and Sun Bear sanctuaries. Whilst the Orangutan one only accepts cash, the Sun Bear takes credit cards which is convenient. It also allows backpacks unlike the other however there are restrictions regarding the lens on the camera - nothing over 400 mm allowed unless you want to pay the 1000 ringgit fee (approx $300 aud) Luckily as we were staying close by my husband could go back and switch over lenses but it could be quite upsetting if you visit as part of a tour.
The sun bears were great to watch although not particularly active but as a bonus we saw an orangutan in a tree alongside the boardwalk.
In all a lovely way to spend some time and learn about the world's smallest bears .

1  Thank Tricia W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

the project is important as they actually released 2 bears back to nature last year and 5 more are planned for this year.. but the place itself is more like a zoo - a big fenced cage that the bears are out there for the viewing hours. compare to the orangutan side- the staff here is great and knowledgeable and is approaching visitors to share information on the bears

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Conservation Centre for the smallest bear in the world. You can only spot a few rescued bears since the majority of the work to rehabilitate them must take action away from humans (makes sense right?). These sun bears are rescued “pet bears” that now are given a second chance to live a close to normal bear life. The place is small and they have board signs with information. I met the guide Kai (spelled Kay perhaps?) who was very informative and gave 100% value of the 31MYR you pay to get in.

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