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Yes, we got fans! Not just the fans (admires) fans, but fans that blow wind.
Under the tropical climate, daytime temperature in Sandakan area may get as high as 33 C. Few weeks ago, Amir Yussof, a good friend of BSBCC and a huge fan of the sun bear noticed that the air in the bear house was stuffy and hot. He asked why not installing some fans? "Tide budget" I replied. "Don't worry mate, I will come out with something!" He replied.
Sure enough, Amir started to come out with something: He contacted his friend, Nicola Stevens, the founder of International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA). Immediately Nicky agreed to donate £500 for us to purchase some fans in the bear house to cool down our bears in the hot tropical climate.
Thank you Nicky, IAPWA and Amir, we now have seven fans installed in our bear house. These fans keep the air flow better and keep the bears comfortable! :)
The helps and generous donation from Nicky from IAPWA was one good example of what can you do to help us improve the welfare of the sun bear in BSBCC and help out work a lot easier to take care of them. Beside fans which are already being taken care of, we still need a list of equipments awaited your sponsors and kind support. If you have the interest to help us purchase the following "wish list" items for BSBCC, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSBCC's Wish List:
2 x Water jet cleaner - RM 1500
Washing machine RM 1200
Desktop computer RM 3000
Animal Electrical weigh - RM 2000
Power drill - RM 800
2 X Transportation cages @ - RM 2000
Welding machine - RM 1000
4 x Stainless steel water tank @ RM 1500
Laminating machine - RM 500
6 x Walker-talki @ RM 1700