RESCUE BEAR 39
AGE : 3 Years Old
SEX : Female
MEANING OF NAME : Originally known as Ronnie, a name given to her by her previous owner who surrendered her to the BSBCC, has been re-named as “Bintang” in recognition of all the enabling support from Albert Teo Chin Kion and Borneo Eco Tour Sdn Bhd who are passionate about changing a sun bear's life.
HISTORY: Bintang was confiscated as an illegally held house pet and was sent to the BSBCC on 15th July 2014. We believe her mother was most likely killed by the poacher.
PERSONALITY: Bintang is a very kind-natured and gentle female sun bear. When Bintang arrived at the centre, she weighed only 7.9 kg. She has since quickly adjusted to her new surroundings. Bintang and her friends took their first step out into the forest enclosure on 24th December 2015. She likes to be dirty! She digs and tears up dead wood. She is learning all the skills pertinent to survival in the wild. If we give her ginger leaves or decayed branches, she will spend an entire day biting, twisting or tearing apart her enrichments. Agile and inquisitive, she enjoys play fighting with her playmates, Sunbearo, Loki, Montom, Susie, Kala, Boboi, Kitud, Tan-Tan, Mary and Damai. Now they spend all their time together, and they never stop playing! But when food is coming, Bintang will growl and give a warning at them that she wants to get the food first. She enjoys her nap time and snoozing on her favorite tree.
IDENTIFYING MARKS OR TRAITS: The chest mark of Bintang similar to sun shaped with sprinkled with light black dots.
ADOPTION: Bintang was adopted by Borneo Eco Tours Sdn Bhd through the My Bear Adoption Programme.