For those of you who want to travel while providing education about sun bear habitat to your son or daughter, you can make the tourist area of environmental education in the city of Balikpapan as reference option for your tour destination. This tourist area is located on the trans road of Balikpapan - Samarinda KM 23. tourist area was inaugurated by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia in 1997 and carried out development in the year 2002. To achieve this tourist area, can be traveled about 1 hours drive from city of Balikpapan.
This tourist area is a conservation area for Sun Bear animal , known by the scientific name of 'Helarctos malayanus ". These animals belong to one of the protected animals in the world. Sun bear is the smallest bear species of the eight bear species in the entire world. Sun bear has a body length of about 1.4 meters and a black feathered accompanied by light brown color around the neck.
|Sun Bear Tourism Entrance|
Inside the enclosure of tourist areas, there are about 6 Sun Bear which are treated and trained to return to their natural habitat in forests. The sun bears are the bears that was captured and used commercially by parties who are not responsible. This region has an area of 1.3 ha which is designed to match the original habitat of the sun bear.
|Sun Bear Enclosure|
In addition to Sun bear habitat enclosure, you can give your son or daughter to the knowledge about various things about bears that are presented in an interactive form. Located on the right side of the sun bear enclosure, there is a mini information center about the the bears are quite complete and attractive to the sons and daughters. There are boards that contain informative about the life of the bears, both of the spread of the bears, the bears food, as well as the types of the bears and how the bears can live in the wilderness.
|Sun Bear Information House|
In this tourist areas there is also a traditional home of Kalimantan, various kinds of flowers and fruit plants, as well as the playground which you can visit to rest or wait for sun bear enclosure load time. For information, you should already be in this tourist area before 09.00 wita or before 15:00 wita. This clock is adjusted for hours to feed the Sun the bears, so that when you come, you can immediately see the behavior of the sun bear was looking for food.