When Wildlife Wong meets Damai (which sounds like ‘dam eye’), she is a tiny sun bear cub with an uncertain future. Her mother has been killed by poachers. She is scared and alone. Wildlife Wong becomes her new mum. He teaches her to climb trees and dig for food.
Before long, she joins a gang of new sun bear friends at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Life is much better…but… Will Damai ever be a free sun bear again?
After the story, learn interesting facts about sun bears and their rainforest home and conduct experiments to become a scientist just like Wildlife Wong!
This popular children's book was Finalist in the Children's Non-Fiction category of the 2021 International Book Awards.
Suggested age: 8-12
"What I enjoyed most about the book was Damai’s story. It had an emotional feel to it. There was happiness, sadness and in my head, I could imagine what it would be like to be a sun bear. The experiments were also interesting, like making electricity from potatoes and copper wire. I was able to try things that I had not done before. This story, set in the jungles of Borneo, is full of fun facts and information, emotional stories wild bears and interesting people. Enjoy the adventure into the wild!
Wildlife Wong and the Sun Bear includes environmental activities and experiments for kids
so you can feel like a scientist... just like Wildlife Wong! The videos below show you how to make:
Dog Vending Machine
Each Wildlife Wong book also comes with FREE Nature Journal Pages to complete.
and a FREE Nature Journal Cover Template.
Just click on the image or the Download Journal button to save a copy of the pages to your computer, then print it out.
Use the cover template to personalize your pages, and sew all your Wildlife Journal pages inside.
Just click on the image or the Download Template button to save a copy to your computer.
There's even a video about Making Your Nature Journal!
HAVE FUN WITH THESE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
Sun bears stay in their enclosure because it is surrounded by an electric fence,
but did you know you could make electricity from potatoes?
Animal in captivity get bored easily so volunteers make 'enrichments'.
You can make enrichments for your dog too!
Or give this vending machine to you dog when you have to go out...
I bet your cat will love this enrichment toy!
Or maybe your cat will prefer this enrichment toy!
The template and the video below contain all the instructions for making your very own Nature Journal cover. In it, you will put all your Wildlife Wong Journal pages.
You'll need a few things like paper bags, rulers and pencils.
So make sure you watch the video all the way through BEFORE you start making the cover.
That way you'll know exactly what you need and also how much time you need.
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Dr. Sarah Pye is the author of the Wildlife Wong series of children's' books. She is also the author of Saving Sun Bears, the biography of Malaysian ecologist Dr. Wong Siew Te.
It's a sad fact, but unless kids get onboard, sun bears are likely to become extinct. Sarah wrote Wildlife Wong and the Sun Bear to spread the word about this incredible species to a younger audience. But it is not only sun bears that need attention.
Eventually, the Wildlife Wong series will have nine books focusing on nine species, and highlighting the importance of the environment.
Sarah is often invited to schools to conduct presentations and workshops either in person or online. If you are interested in having her come to your school, send her an email!