Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is the latest attraction at Sandakan opening in January 2014. The center is located at Sepilok just next to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. There are currently 32 sun bears at the center and most of the bears are rescued and confiscated from all around Borneo Island. The sun bear is the smallest and least known of the bear species. Because of their size, Sun bear is adopted as a pet for families in the village. Sun Bear has been classified as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In efforts to rectify the situation, BSBCC was established by the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD), SWD and Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP).
Opening hour : 9.00 am to 3pm
Location: Sepilok, Sandakan. Located just opposite of the entrance to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
Entrance fees : RM5 (Malaysian) RM10 (NonMalaysian)
Watch Video of Sun bear pacing back and forth along the gates.