Sun Bear is my Picture of the Week. This is the Malayan Sun Bear or Honey Bear which is one of the highly endangered species in Malaysia. I visited the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center or BSBCC in Sepilok Sandakan, Sabah mid this year (2011). As I toured the conservation, I was told that all the bears here are going through the rehabilitation process and will be eventually sent back to the wild. The center is also just next to the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and is due to open to the public in 2012.

The picture above is one of the bears under the sun bear rehabilitation program which is a non-profit organization headed by CEO and wildlife researcher Siew Te Wong, the main person in charge of this conservation. In his team, there are a number of volunteers who are local and foreigners who help in this program. For more information about this endangered mammal, visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center website to understand what is being done to help and protect the Malayan Sun Bear.