In 2020 we finished the construction of 15 forest enclosures for the 71 sun bears at the Samboja Lestari sanctuary of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in Indonesia. We also dispatched the bears in their new homes in groups of 2 to 12 individuals. Here’s a short video on that story:
In 2020 the rescue centre of Samboja Lestari received 8 new cubs but the COVID pandemic prevented us from releasing any of them back to the wild. The 6 older cubs were placed together in a 3 acres forest enclosure while the 2 smaller ones, Lucy and Alaya, are presently kept in an old inadequate enclosure for lack of any better place. Our objective for 2021 is thus to build a new forest enclosure for Lucy and Alaya
In February 2020, we finished the construction of a 2 acres enclosure in Central Kalimantan for 5 sun bears of the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), but just as we were about to transfer the bears to their new home, the COVID pandemic blocked our efforts. We hope that the transfer will take place early 2021.
In 2020, Sun Bear Outreach donated more than 8000 Euros to WRC to renovate its facilities and improve the welfare of its residents. A long term Dutch volunteer supervised the projects on site, he did many improvements like the renovation of the macaque cage, the construction of a pool for the sun bears, the renovation of the prep room for the animal feeds, roofs and perches for the birds, the renovation of the eagles’ aviary and that of the binturongs’ cage. We hope to pursue these renovations in 2021.