Their fur is mostly black in colour apart from a crescent-like golden patch on their chest. Aimed at promoting sun bear conservation through rehabilitation, education and research, it covers 2. It also aims to raise awareness of this little-known bear species and its threats among Malaysian and international visitors. They are sadly also threatened by the illegal pet trade within which cubs are orphaned and sold to exotic pet lovers. Many plants and animals depend on them to spread seeds, create nesting sites and control the termite population -- functions that keep the ecosystems in balance.
Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre – Laos - Atlas Obscura
The centre would be officially opened in May and aims to educate the public about the threats to wildlife. Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed. The current status and conservation of bears in Vietnam. Varies, up to pounds Habitat: One day, they will live there all the time. Nevertheless, Sun Bears were observed in small private bile farm enterprises in Vietnam Nguyen , Foley et al. Donations tend to go to the larger, more popular charismatic megafauna.
Honey is one of these forgotten bears, and the Sumatran Sun Bear Team aim to give her, and all other bears in her situation, a new home or be returned to their wild home. Sepilok, Sabah , Malaysia. The team has also conducted a comprehensive re-assessment of the conservation status of Sun bears, which will be used to update the IUCN Red List later this year. Please help us continue to rescue and care for rescued bears. Thank you for your support. At the same time, the centre aims to be a strong base to educate the public about the plight of the sun bears, to raise conservation awareness about this species, and to conduct more research on this species.