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A sanctuary of sun bears

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Samboja, East Kalimantan | Tue, August 2 2011 | 08:00 am
A sanctuary  of sun bears

Around five o’clock in the afternoon in the Samboja Lestari project area in East Kalimantan usually means happy time for the sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) living in the area’s sanctuary — it is feeding time.

The smallest of the bear species, sun bears are distinguished by the yellow, crescent-shaped marks on their chests. The bears at the sanctuary wandered amid logs, stumps and po...