Saving Sun Bears

ebook One man's quest to save a species

By Dr Sarah Pye

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One man's quest to save a species.

Adult sun bears are poached for body parts which are thought to have medicinal properties. Orphaned cubs are kept illegally as pets. Natural habitat is disapearing fast.

In this inspirational story, Malaysian ecologist Dr Wong Siew Te, or 'papa bear, tries to save the'forgotten bear' from extinction. His quest takes him around the world, and in 2017 he is acknowledged as a CNN Wildlife Hero - proving one person can make a difference.

Australian author Dr Sarah Pye takes readers on a journey of discovery, introducing individuals sun bears she has come to know: Natalie who learns to survive without her mother; Bonkud, who is struck by lightning; Gutuk, who is too scared to go outside; and Debbie, who grabs her chance at freedom.

Saving Sun Bears is Wong's story - and theirs.

"Be prepared to laugh and cry... and be prepared to fall for Wong as everyone who crossed his path does." - Chris Morgan, documentary filmmaker, UPROAR

"I highly recommend this inspirational story." - Dame Judi Dench, actor and activist

Saving Sun Bears