RESCUE BEAR 18
AGE : 9 Years Old
Meaning of Name: Name of a district in the north part of Sabah.
History: Kudat and his best female pal, Panda, were originally from Tawau district, south-eastern Sabah, before being sent to the Kudat district. They were previously housed in less-than-satisfactory conditions until they were handed over to the Sabah Wildlife Department & BSBCC. It is hard to believe that both Kudat and Panda were displayed as pandas in a mini zoo. These “pandas” were fed daily with one chicken each. This explains why they have a rather large body size compared to other bears their age.
Personality: Kudat took his first step out into the forest enclosure on 11 December 2013. He was curious about his new environment and began to explore the forest around him. Kudat marvelles at all the tall trees. He also remembers how to be a wild sun bear by digging at dead wood in search of insects, termites and beetles. Kudat travels around the forest with graceful leisure and the confidence of an independent sun bear. We are delighted to report that Kudat is now climbing high in the trees. He started practicing his climbing skills by heading straight to the tops of the trees to explore the enrichments. However, he is still a kid at heart. He loves splashing in the water trough, but does not enjoy getting too wet. Along and Simone are Kudat’s friends now. They can stay together for a while but not for a whole day long.
Identifying mark or trait: Kudat has lost some fur on both of his front hands due to stress.
Kudat is available for SHARE BEAR adoption.