RESCUE BEAR 1
AGE : 21 Years Old
History: Originally from the Penampang district near Kota Kinabalu. He stayed at a local crocodile farm and the Lok Kawi Wildlife Zoo near Kota Kinabalu. Gutuk came to Sepilok in 2001. He is the most “well-travelled” bear at the centre.
Personality: Gutuk has very poor eyesight (it is believed that he was blinded by hot sparks from workmen's tools), which slowes down his movement. Despite his age he is always looking for opportunities to mate with females. Gutuk is losing fur due to his age. When he wants something he often rubs his front paws together in a “pleading” fashion. He is one of bears that gets a new enrichment toy and destroys it. Despite having access to an outside enclosure, Gutuk has never stepped a foot out of his indoor cage. The staff at the centre are still trying to encourage him to take his first steps outside but so far has not succeeded...not even by offering him his favorite treats.
Identifying mark or trait: Gutuk has very poor eyesight and is losing fur due to his age. When he wants something, he will express behaviour of rubbing his front paws together in a “pleading” fashion.
Gutuk is available for MY BEAR adoption.