RESCUE BEAR 43
AGE : 2 Years Old
SEX : Female
MEANING OF NAME: Kala was named after the village she was rescued from which is at the south-eastern coast of Sabah.
HISTORY: Kala arrived at our BSBCC in January 21st, 2015. She was estimated to be just two or three months old, so little Kala had been separated from her mother at a very young age. She was bought by someone in Kalabakan-Sapulut road nearby Maliau Basin with the intention of saving the cub then to be surrended to the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit. Kala was emaciated, dehydrated and malnourished. By then, her weight was just 3 kg and she was very small.
PERSONALITY: Kala has progressed well and developed new skills during her rehabilitation. She is growing bigger and stronger. She is a gentle and energetic sun bear, but knows well to defend herself in uncomfortable conditions. On February 26th, 2015 Kala caught her first glimpse of the world outside the forest. She has been exploring every patch of the forest and she is already picking out some favourite spots. Kala enjoys searching for termites, earthworms, beetle larvae and eating soil. Kala will use her teeth to tear into trees to get insects beneath the bark. She is a pro at all speeds and directions of sun bear locomotion! She explores by herself and loves to run or roll about on the forest floor. She will try to show us how great it is – a true home for her! Though all the challenges with skills, she keeps up her adventurous and playful behavior.
Kala is available for MY BEAR adoption.