Thirty three sun bears currently call the Centre home. Some are in good health and on the right path, but others have already been damaged to the point that they may never return to the wild. The Centre hopes that its efforts will spark interest from the general population in sun bears, which in turn will prevent future poaching and funnel investments into their well-being.
The BBC recently put together a nice video that showcases the bears and the Centre's efforts. The little buggers sure are cute, and it's not hard to see why people would be tempted to try to domesticate them. Whether you're generally interested in the cause or simply need a short cute animal overload, take a few minutes and watch the video below:
[Screengrab: Jaunted; Video: BBC]