Text by Dawn Tukalan and photo by Tee Thye Lim
The sun bear cub that was found wondering around at someone’s car porch in a residential area at Damai, Kota Kinabalu has been sent to BSBCC on last 5th November 2012 (Monday night). She was reported and captured by the Civil Defense Department, handed to Lok Kawi Zoo and later sent to BSBCC by Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit.
For more information about how was baby Damai found, please read the articles posted at newspaper few days ago.
Click the link below:
Man Finds Sun Bear Outside His Home – The Stars
Mystery of The Sun Bear At Car Porch - The Stars
Cub Found Could Be Illegally Reared: Dept – Daily Express
We named this female sun bear cub “Damai”, after the place where she was found. Damai means “peace” in Malay. Weighing at 5kg, we estimated Damai is about 4 months old. When she arrived, she has a strong smell of pandan (an aromatic tropical plant) attached to her as her transportation cage was filled with pandan leaves.
She looks healthy and active as she started climbing and biting the things around her including the BSBCC caregiver.
We will try our best to provide her an ideal environment so that she will be back to the forest in the near future.