2017

MAKING LARGE FOREST ENCLOSURES FOR THE SUN BEARS AT BOSF

Map of Enclosures at Samboja

From October 2016 to Dec 2017, Sun Bear Outreach in collaboration the Borneo Orangutan Foundation International Foundation (BOSF), built 3 large forest enclosures for 13 bears (enclosures A, B and C on the map) and one Training Enclosure (TE on the map) in which the bears learn to recognise and avoid the electric fence.

Enclosure A seen from the sky (1,65 Ha)

 

The bears at Samboja Lestari are all adults who cannot go back to the wild because they are too habituated to humans and don’t have the skills to survive in the wild. They are all innocent victims of human activity and they have all suffered a lot, sometimes spending years in small cages, deprived of everything. Each forest enclosure we build allows a handful of bears to have access to some of their natural habitat and enjoy a social life with other bears.

 

Arkana in Enclosure A

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Jay in enclosure A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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