More bear pals moving in to the new bear house
Date: April 8th 2013
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 were carried out from their cages
One of the bears ready to be pushed on a trolley to the new bear house
Health checks were carried out before the bears were placed in their new cages
Carrying the bear to Ah Bui to her allocated cage once the health check process has completed
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
Existing new bear house resident checking out his new neighbour
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!