Hong Kong Students Visit Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Students from the Hong Kong International School visited the Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre .
Hong Kong International School students visited the Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

SANDAKAN – A group of students from the Hong Kong International School visited the Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) at Sepilok nere here recently.

The students were accompanied by their teachers, a medical officer and a team from the Animal Projects & Environmental Education Sdn Bhd (APE Malaysia).

BSBCC chief executive officer Wong Siew Te said among others, the students who visited the centre on Oct 18, were given a comprehensive presentation on the Sun Bear and a background on the BSBCC.

He said they were also given a task whereby they needed to observe the bears (pre-enrichment and post-enrichment) in the forest enclosure and create enrichment for the bears.

Enrichment was made using materials as natural as possible, such as leaves, fruits, honey and strings, he said in a statement here Tuesday.

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The visitors went on a field trip making enrichment for the bears and observing the cute furry fellas from the observation platforms. – Photos courtesy of Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Wong noted the students enjoyed their time at the centre, making enrichment for the bears and touring the centre’s observation platforms to watch the bears.

He said the students also managed to make 43 nest balls for the bears within a period of time.

Wong, who is also the centre’s founder, said the BSBCC thanked APE Malaysia for bringing the students to the centre to learn more about the Borneon Sun Bear conservation run at the centre.

The team contributed RM1,000 to the centre.