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Sunbear sanctuary

Visit one of the most threatened bear species in the world. You can experience the sunbear, which is native to the tropical rainforest in Borneo, from special viewing platforms.

Sunbear sanctuary

the facts

In Samboja, near the orangutan sanctuary and the canopy bridge, you can visit one of the most threatened bear species in the world. The sunbear, which is native to the tropical rainforest in Borneo, is the smallest species of bears in the world. They are threatened and displaced from their natural habitat by human activity. At the sunbear sanctuary, the often called ‘honey bear’ finds shelter.

You can observe these unique bears from special viewing platforms and learn about their life, habitat and behaviour.

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The sunbear sanctuary is nearby the Borneo orangutan sanctuary, canopy bridge, black river and biking and trekking trails. If you want to enjoy these adventures, why not stay overnight at one of the beautiful lodges at Bukit Bangkirai or the Samboja lodge?

 

What to see and do?

nearby: Sunbear sanctuary

  • In the immediate vicinity of Bukit Bangkirai, you can experience the Borneo jungle by boating the rainforest river of Sungai Hitam. This is the so-called Black River, one of the wetland areas in East Kalimantan.
    Boating black river
    Boating black river
  • At Bukit Bangkirai, you can enjoy the tropical rainforest of Borneo through a canopy bridge at a height of 30 metres from the ground!
    Canopy walk
    Canopy walk
  • Cut the weeds with a machete and find the best places to plant different varieties of native trees. A fulfilling and educational activity to restore the habitat of Borneo’s wildlife.
    Tree planting and research
    Tree planting and research
  • To add to your Borneo adventure, you can go for jungle trekking at Bukit Bangkirai. There are various nature trails available which lead you to the heart of Borneo jungle.
    Jungle trekking
    Jungle trekking
  • Visit the Borneo Orangutan Survival sanctuary. An experience of a lifetime, to get up close with these beautiful primates and find out how they are prepared to return to their natural habitat.
    Borneo Orangutan Survival
    Borneo Orangutan Survival

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