Oakland Zoo Expedition @ BSBCC
It was such an inspiring experience to have worked with the Oakland Zoo team during their Expedition to Borneo.
Being partners with the Oakland Zoo, visiting and volunteering at BSBCC was one of their main purpose of the expedition trip. On the 10th of November 2013, they arrived at Centre.
The team comprised of 15 people from various backgrounds however with similar passion towards conservation of animals and the environment. We are very privileged to have the chance to work with them which includes bear husbandry, centre landscaping, consultation discussions & observation on sun bear behavior.
Check out their daily activities from these photos below!
The team was welcomed by Wong (CEO & Founder of BSBCC) to our new visitor centre building
T-shirts presented from the Oakland Zoo for all BSBCC staff & volunteers
Having them as our first audience in our new video room
They brought souvenirs for the sun bears too!
Safety briefing by our animal keeper Azzry before the cage cleaning job begins
Debbie & Amy done with their food prep and ready to feed the bears at the outdoor enclosure!
Peter observing the bears from the observation platform.
Jerald & Carol developing data sheets for observing sun bears in the forest enclosure.
Rob & Carol editing our signage text.
Jenna, Linda, Diana & Sue during the consulting session on souvenirs & gift shop with our staff Ernie.
Sharing experience on the care of sun bears between Oakland Zoo & BSBCC.
Tina feeding the bears from outside the forest enclosure
Watching the bears foraging from outside the enclosure
It was a fun and fruitful 3-day experience for both BSBCC and the Oakland Zoo team! Thanks for your great help and contributions! We’ll keep in touch and we hope to see you again in the future!