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Our forest enclosures for the rescued sun bears are the best as far as for sun bear habitat is concern because the enclosures are build inside a natural primary rainforest. The forest is undisturbed and pristine, with tall and huge trees and fills with natural life. We are proud of our forest enclosures, thanks to the Sabah Forestry Department who provide us with this piece of forested land for the rescued sun bears. These enclosures are perfect for sun bears to roam where they feel just like home. However, the only flaw about this enclosure is that we are putting a man-made fence in the forest to create the enclosure.
This is why...
"Forest gap" is a common term in the ecology in Bornean rainforest. It is an important process in the forest ecosystem where tall trees fall down due to severe wind throw or tree mortality. It is also cause by severe drought that forces some trees to drop their branches in order to preserve water loss from evaporation from leaves and branches. Well, this is exactly what happened last week in our forest enclosure: forest gap formation! A tall dead tree fall down after a severe windthrow and damaged the fence between Pen 1 and Pen 2. Now we have to close both of these two pens until we repair the broken fence on the 4th month after the construction of the fence. This is an unexpected event and unexpected cost for us to fix the fence. We need help to raise fund to fix fence.
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