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July 3rd 2021 UPDATE

Lucy - Samboja Lestari June 2020

Lucy – Samboja Lestari June 2020

I had bought a ticket to go back to Indonesia on July 18th, but the COVID situation there is going from bad to worse and travel restrictions for foreigners entering the country are still in place. Unfortunately I have no choice but to reschedule my trip to later. The bears Lucy and Alaya will have to wait a little longer before I can build them the new enclosure I promised.

Alaya - Samboja Lestari June 2020

Alaya – Samboja Lestari June 2020

The good news is that Sun Bear Outreach now has enough funds (30.000 €) to build a new forest enclosure for Lucy and Alaya at the Samboja Lestari sanctuary in East Kalimantan. The bad news is that a new young bear named Melina arrived recently at the sanctuary. I’m hoping that Melina will be able to join Lucy and Alaya, which would mean that we would have to build a bigger enclosure than we had planned. Of course, the bigger the enclosure, the more expensive it is. So we might need more funds…

Map new enclosure for Lucy and Alaya

Map new enclosure for Lucy and Alaya

For now I prefer to wait and see what happens with the COVID pandemic in Indonesia before I make too many plans. By the time I can get to Samboja to build the new enclosure for Lucy, Alaya and Melina, there might be a fourth bear in the group!

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3 December 2020 update

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29 August 2020 Update

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28 March 2020 update

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17 December 2019 UPDATE

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November 2019 Update

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29 SEPTEMBER 2019 UPDATE

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2nd May 2019 UPDATE

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