Kina (Rescue- 54), an one year old female sun bear cub and Sika (Rescue-55), a four months old female sun bear cub were sent to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) today (1st March 2017). These two rescued sun bears arrived at BSBCC from the Lok Kawi Wildlife Zoo in Kota Kinabalu.
Two new rescue bears arrived at BSBCC this evening.
Kina was found around the village of Malak Palak, at Kota Marudu, in the northern region of Sabah. We named her “Kina”, after the place where she was kept. Her owner claimed that Kina’s mother was crossing a road and got frightened then just ran away and left Kina behind. Kina was just a bear cub and had not even opened her eyes yet. Hence, her owner took her and kept her for more than a year. He then decided to surrender her to SWD. ?
The first bear off the truck is a one year old female sun bear cub, Kina.
After a lifetime kept as pet, Kina now can recover from trauma and live in safe h
There is a long way to go with hope that this is an eye opening on the start of a second chance and better life !!
The brand new dens that awaits them!
Ready to enter her new home!
She is getting used to the sights and sound of her new surroudings !
Kina is finally home and safe!
Kina very curious and active as she started climbing and biting the things around
Sure one day Kina will learn what it takes to live like wild sun bear !
Sika is named after the place that she was rescued from. She was found by a foreigner who travelled to the village of Sikalabaan, in Pensiangan district, located in the interior division of Sabah. Pensiangan is one of the most rural areas in Sabah which is located deep in Borneo’s jungle. He had visited BSBCC before. He decided to call BSBCC and asked for the centre to rescue this bear cub once he saw that a villager was keeping her in a chicken mesh cage as a pet. She was previously fed condense milk, fruits and cereal.
First glimpse of Sika who was rescued from life as a pet.
Unloading Sika from the truck and sent into her new home at BSBCC
Sniffing….around her new environment!
She will slowly settle into her new home.
Life that she deserves after all she has been through!
Sika taking a nap after a long journey arrive to the new home.
A very pretty Sika with beautiful blue eyes
With care, love and nutritious diet given hope both rescue bears will grow healthy and way to a brighter future.