Text by Ng Bee Ying & photo by Jocelyn Stokes
On the 24th March 2014, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) received a new sun bear cub. Mr. Wong Siew Te, Founder & CEO of BSBCC and his team awaited the cub with great excitement, wondering how the bear is and what is the story behind this orphaned cub.
BSBCC team transferring the newly arrived sun bear cub out from the Sabah Wildlife Department vehicle
Wong observing the newly arrived cub
Wong and his team carefully carrying the cub in her translocation cage to the BSBCC quarantine area
BSBCC team carefully transferring the cub to her new cage to minimize stress to the cub
Now BSBCC has 33 rescued sun bears including this newly arrived cub. The cub moved in to a cage next to Sunbearo, a male sun bear cub that just arrived 2 weeks ago.
As she stepped in to her new cage, the new cub was pacing tensely in her quarantine cage, ignoring the warm milk, rice porridge and bananas that were prepared for her.
It took some time for her to finally calm down and exploring the dried leaves, climbing wood structures and food that was prepared by the staff in her cage.
When the cub was safely transferred to her new cage, everyone gathered and discussed about where this little cub came from