Our two sun bears arrived at Colchester Zoo in September 2010. Both bears were confiscated by Government Anti-Poaching Patrols in Cambodia in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
A lot of time, money and thought went into their modern enclosure, and also into making sure that our sun bears have a home suiting all of their physical and behavioural needs; providing an exciting and diverse habitat.
Jo-Jo and Srey Ya have a large outdoor area for them to explore, along with an indoor area consisting of a waterfall and climbing frames for enrichment. Both the indoor and outdoor areas for our sun bears have public viewing areas, but Jo-Jo and Srey Ya also have the opportunity to retire to their own private, off show, sleeping quarters.
Both bears were confiscated by Government Anti-Poaching Patrols in Cambodia in 2007 and 2008, with Srey Ya found in a village, weighing just 300 grams so young she had not yet opened her eyes when she was confiscated and also suffering from pneumonia. Jo-Jo was rescued from a bar where he was being kept as a pet to amuse visitors at just 6 months old.