"Fill your house with lots of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks"
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!
Award-Winning Finalist in the Children's Non-Fiction category of the 2021 International Book Awards.
"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!
When Wildlife Wong is far away from home, in a country called Taiwan, he looks after a sad rescued orangutan called Polly. She has been stolen from her mother and kept as a pet.
He vows to help save wildlife and, when he moves to Polly’s true home of Borneo, he comes face-to-face with her wild relatives. Some are angry, some are naughty, and some are nice.
What will Wong do when a playful orangutan locks him in his office? Find out inside. Then, after the story, learn interesting facts about orangutans and their rainforest home. Conduct experiments and become a scientist just like Wildlife Wong!
""This book is great for readers who are interested in wildlife and conservation. It tells the story of Wong and his love for unusual animals. I especially love how he has worked to save orangutans from captivity. I also learnt lots of nature facts. 5 out of 5!!!”
Pygmy means ‘small’, but pygmy elephants are the largest mammals in Borneo, and they can be very dangerous. When Wildlife Wong is tracking bears in the rainforest, he tries his best to avoid them.
He isn’t always successful. In this story, curious elephants take their own photos with his camera traps, an angry male chases him down the road, and a family of elephants sit on his car in the middle of the night!
After the story, learn interesting facts about pygmy elephants and their rainforest home and conduct environmental activities and experiments to become a scientist just like Wildlife Wong!
I especially enjoyed reading this book, as the elephant is my favourite animal. The facts are extremely interesting and I have learnt so many new facts about them. I really am glad that there are people like Wildlife Wong looking out for the elephants and helping to protect them. The experiments look fun and I can't wait to try them out!”
The activities are fun and engaging, and this would be a great asset to a classroom or to a child’s personal library.
There's no better way to help kids understand the environment and wildlife than to read about and do experiments based on it. The kids love this stuff.
Great educational book for kids about sun bears and the amazing work that Dr Wong does in saving them.
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.
Why is environmental education important?
It's a sad fact, but unless kids get onboard, many animals in Borneo are likely to become extinct. Wildlife Wong books are written to engage a younger audience in environmental protection in a fun and informative way. Eventually, the Wildlife Wong series will have nine books focusing on nine species.
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!