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6 new cages

During the month of February and the first week of March, we’ve dismantled 20 old small holding cages to reassemble them into 6 new larger enclosures. The new enclosures were then equipped with wooden platforms and hammocks, with partition…

UPDATE

It’s been fairly busy around the bears at Samboja over the last 2 weeks. As you can see on the pictures, Fahri and Maria are enjoying their new more spacious enclosure, a new enclosure was set up for Jono,…

FOUR NEW CAGES

It’s been a while since my last update…. Sorry about that. The good news is that since I last wrote, four new cages have been installed, as you can see on the pictures. Oscar, a friendly and energetic young…

JOJO AND FERI ENJOYING MORE SPACE

As you can see in the pictures, renovation of the 2 small outdoor enclosures is complete, and Jojo and Feri can now enjoy this new space. To this date, they were never allowed out into these enclosures because they…

ARKANA ENJOYING THE SUN AND THE BREEZE

November 17th was Arkana’s first day out in the renovated 5m x 5m outdoor enclosure. The first thing she did was to climb the wooden structure within the enclosure, sit in the sunlight and smell the breeze. She had…

RENOVATING A SMALL OUTDOOR ENCLOSURE

Jojo, Arkana, Feri are kept in cages which give onto a 5m x 5m outdoor enclosure that they are not allowed into because they are able to climb over the fence and escape. The plan is thus to add…

Small improvements

Since my post last week I’ve continued making small improvements to the cages of the sun bears at Samboja Lestari. Oscar, Dawai, Apang, Eric, Jay, Iis, Samsun and Banto have all gotten a small wooden platform to be able…

Jojo – one of the sun bears at Samboja Lestari

I arrived at the BOS Samboja Lestari sanctuary in East Kalimantan (Borneo) Indonesia a few days ago. My mission here is to help BOS Foundation build new facilities for its 47 sun bears so that they may all live…

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RAISING AWARENESS ON SUN BEARS

  Since 2004, Patrick Rouxel, filmmaker for conservation and founder of Sun Bear Outreach, has been producing documentaries independently about the extraordinary biodiversity of the tropical rainforest and its destruction by human activity. Since 2012 he has focused his…

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REINTRODUCING SUN BEAR CUBS TO THE WILD

Between August 2011 and September 2014, Patrick Rouxel, founder of Sun Bear Outreach, followed the rehabilitation to life in the wild of 3 orphan sun bear cubs. Then in 2014/2015, he helped coordinate the rehabilitation of another 3 cubs.…