11 16/11/2010

Rare footage of Sun Bear mother and cub

  • Sun bears

A video showing rare footage of a Sun Bear with her cub in Indonesia has been released by conservationists. Chester Zoo funds researcher Wai-Ming Wong, allowing him to set up 21 camera-traps along a 100km2 study site as part of his PHD ‘Sun bears in human-dominated landscapes: Distribution, population trends and conflicts’. The forest area where the pair was spotted is called Sipurak, part of Kercini Seblat National Park, Sumatra.

A video showing rare footage of a Sun Bear with her cub in Indonesia has been released by conservationists. Chester Zoo funds researcher Wai-Ming Wong, allowing him to set up 21 camera-traps along a 100km2 study site as part of his PHD ‘Sun bears in human-dominated landscapes: Distribution, population trends and conflicts’. The forest area where the pair was spotted is called Sipurak, part of Kercini Seblat National Park, Sumatra.

Wai-Ming Wong is from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) - University of Kent. Kercini Seblat National Park is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During his project, Ming has captured other animals such as Sumatran Tigers, Malayan Tapirs and Marble Cats. Earlier this year, he captured a rare sighting of a Clouded Leopard.

Credit: Wai-Ming Wong