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Environmental of Education and Recreation Center – Sun Bear

Sun-Bear/Honey Bear or known in Latin as “Helarctos Malayanus” is one of world endanger species.For Balikpapan city the animal has an additional function as it is also the “mascot” of Balikpapan city.There are 5 Sun Bears which accommodate in the facility. In order to keep the condition of the environment inside the enclosure to be as close to the proximate real habitat, the size of approximately 1.3 hectares is occupied. Beside Sun Bear enclosure, the facility also completed with an interactive Bear mini information center. The mini information center is designed to give information and stimulate the interest of young children to get better understanding related to Bear’s live cycles and it’s role for sustainable environment.


In order to get best view to see the Sun-Bear, tourists are expected to be at the tower watch few minutes before 9.00am or 15.00pm (Central Indonesia Time).

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