Here in Sepilok, I could see exactly! You can sleep with birds singing, see wild animals, full of stars…
I almost misunderstood, this is just a vacation. But I could work for Bornean Sun Bears!!
I helped workers clean bear’s dens, cut fruits and vegetables, feed them by walking in the jungle.
The time I watch how they eat in the forest is my most favorite time.
Eating a cucumber
Yes, I am the first volunteer could see that!! Yeah!!
When they were coming, they roared scary voice. I haven't heard that in the center before. Because bears in the center are really used to the center and people. I was afraid of that voice , but I think bears are more frightened than us. And the most scary part is to transport cage to new cage. Bears are instantly not in the cage. Sun bears are smaller than other bears and sometimes they behave like a human, but when I saw the new bears from wild or heared their scary voice taught me once again they are real bears.
The next day, I could see the health check. I thought I just could see that but I could help Mr. Wong take TPR and blood samples!! I'm so sorry bears, I was afraid of you! Because maybe you have bad diseases!! I learnt in my school about animal's bacteria, parasites and a lot of diseases. But this experience is my first time touched wild animal. That was amazing! I was so excited! His(that new bear's name is Ronney) fare, claws, body, how to breathe, tongues... Everything is interesting! I haven’t seen these so closely.
Some people say, why you captured bears and feed them, Let's release bears to the jungle! At first, I thought almost same thing.
But I learnt if bears don't know how to survive, they can't live in jungle. If they don't have mother while they are young, they can't survive. So people in the BSBCC become their mother. They treat bears so well not as pets , as wildlife.
Yes, they are really serious about bears, BUT they are also funny person!!
Bear house always full of laughter.
And they bring me to Sandakan city to eat sea food, Sepilok Orang Utan Center, bird watching....
I had great great great time with not only sun bears but also staffs in BSBCC.
When I go back to Japan, I'll tell my friends, family, classmates about sun bears and my experience!
And I hope I could come back here again!!!!
Thank you so much!!!