Tags: Sun Bears

The four Bears from Pontianak: Bears of May 2020

May, 25 2020

It is hard to believe that on a glorious hot day in May 2018, in amongst a quiet forest, the almost soundless patter of bear paws on leaves actually represented the culmination of months of hard work.  From their arrival at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) on Christmas…

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Bear of the Month for July, 2019: ORI,
Komet's best friend

July, 20 2019

Some sun bears are instantly more recognisable than others, Ori is one of them, with his big head and wide set eyes. He sports a white bib like chest patch. During morning feeding he bounds into the communal area with gusto, requiring much “fuel for the fire” for the day to come. At the time…

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Bear of the Month for March, 2019: Bonnie

March, 19 2019

“Bonnie Prince Charlie”, known as Bonnie for short, is a sensitive bear. If any bear needs a boost in self-confidence as a bear, it’s Bonnie. Having spent the first part of his life confined to a small cage, he became very shy. During his early days at the Orangutan Care Centre & Quarantine (OCCQ) in…

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Employee Spotlight: Pak Santo

July, 30 2017

At the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) kind and strong Pak Santo has taken responsibility for the care of the Malayan sun bears which now reside at OFI’s Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Central Borneo. Pak Santo began working for OFI in 2014, traveling from his home town on the eastern side of…

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Sun Bear Cubs Forest Excursion

December, 16 2016

The tropical forest habitat that OFI operates within is home to a diverse array of species in addition to the Bornean Orangutan. Like orangutans, sun bears are struggling to find safe and suitable habitation due to large-scale deforestation and poaching. As a result, OFI is stepping up to care for an increasing number of at-risk…

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Surgery report on "Selina", a rescued sun bear cub

September, 29 2015

Report by: Romain Pizzi, BVSc MSc DZooMed MACVS (Surg) FRES FRGS MRCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine and Kirsty Officer, BSc BVMS BA MRCVS When “Selina” a female sun bear cub, whose mother was probably killed in January 2014, and who was handed over to OFI in late…

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