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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

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Jalan Sepilok | located in Sepilok, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Before or after a visit to the Orangutan centre, just walk across the carpark to visit the Sun Bears. Watch a video before taking a walk on the raised walkway to see the bears. Excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan_Bligh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a trip and was beautiful, these bears are gorgeous and the rangers are amazing taking pictures through the binoculars on your smart phone so you get a close up of the beautiful babies. Excellent time had and would recommend x

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ekkkk
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bears are contained by fencing so feels more like a zoo than the orangutans sanctuary next door. There was even an orangutan resident at the sun bear centre which became a more interesting distraction. The bears don't do much but are very cute.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rodney Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Orangutan Centre, the Sun Bears are a great sight rescued from poachers etc. Really beautiful creatures

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mitch63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to see the work this team are doing to rescue badly treated sun bears, and rehabilitate them to their natural state. The bears are very visible around the site, and are entertaining to watch. Our visit was made even more special by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Borneosingapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm biased...I adore Sun Bears. And occasionally the orangutans come to visit.... Thanks to the staff who help you get close up photos...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GIJayne19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited one afternoon and were really quite sad to see a couple of bears who were exhibiting signs of being frustrated in such a small space, with no shade. We asked the ranger/guide who told us they are unable to put them with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeatherMegaMauriFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no doubt that the people here are doing valuable conservation work, it is just that this doesn't really translate into a meaningful tourist experience. The animals that are on display are in pens with electric fences just like at a zoo and they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NevillDocs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place to see the Bornean Sun Bear up close and in natural surroundings Being a conservation center it is sad that the bears are there but at least they are safe I think the bears rate second to the orangutans which is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment available to watch the bears at BSBCC. The forested bear pens allow the bears to exhibit their natural behaviour climbing some 40m up the trees within their enclosures. The bears are all in good condition indicating that they are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 August 2018|
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Response from prettyangebaby | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Best to ring first and check.
4 June 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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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