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More bear pals moving in to the new bear house

Text by Gloria Ganang

The BSBCC is in the process of renovating it’s old office building and the attached old bear house. But before this happened, 8 bears residing in the old bear house were moved out to the new bear house. This took place on the 4th April with the help of Dr. Diana Ramirez, veterinarian  from the Sabah Wildlife Department together with the Wildlife Rescue Unit team.

After the sedation procedure, the bears are carried out from their cages

After the sedation procedure, the bears were carried out from their cages

One of the bears ready to be pushed down to the new bear house

One of the bears ready to be pushed on a trolley to the new bear house

Health checks are carried out before the bears are placed in their new cages

Health checks were carried out before the bears were placed in their new cages

After health checks, the bears are moved to their respective new cages

Carrying the bear to Ah Bui to her allocated cage once the health check process has completed

Placing the bear in it's cage before it wakes up!

Placing the bear in the cage 

The moving process took 1 and a half days and all bears were successfully moved to their allocated cages. New residents of the new bear house are still adjusting to their new environment especially having different bears in their neighboring cages.

Amaco (20-year-old male), waking up to his new environment

Amaco (20-year-old male), waking up to his new environment

Existing new bear house resident checking out his new neighbour

Existing new bear house resident checking out his new neighbour

Some are calmly waiting for the arrival of their new neighbours

Some are calmly waiting for their new neighbours to move in

We are very thankful that everything went smoothly with the moving process and we wouldn’t have done all of this without the help from Dr. Diana and the Wildlife Rescue Unit team. Therefore,  we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continuous support towards the BSBCC! Not forgetting our volunteers that worked so hard to help us run the daily operations while we were busy moving our babies! Your passion in helping us is always appreciated!