Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, Sandakan

Visit the world's smallest Sun Bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center at Sepilok, adjacent to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

The centre opened in 2014 and aims to provide care and rehabilitation to the rescued sun bears while increasing public awareness about this species. To date, there are about 43 rescued ex-captive sun bears residing at the centre with continuous efforts to set them back in the wild when they are ready. The centre is equipped with key facilities including an observation platform, boardwalk and a visitor centre. There is also the educational bear talk for visitors to join along.

A visit to the centre is a must when in Sandakan, these bears are too adorable to resist! If you’d like to do more for this wildlife such as adoption and volunteering opportunities,  find out how at

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