RESCUE BEAR 18
AGE : 11 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 is a kid at heart. Over the past years, Kudat has spent most of his time roaming in the forest. He also remembers how to be a wild sun bear by digging at dead wood in search of insects, termites and beetles. Kudat is physically fit. He travels around the forest with graceful leisure and the confidence of an independent sun bear. We are delighted to report that Kudat was the first of the adult male bears to climb high in the trees. He started practicing his climbing skills by heading straight to the tops of the trees to explore the enrichment. He loves splashing in the water and takes a lot of baths on the den floor, treating the den floor like a swimming pool! He is a big foodie and takes enjoyment in the food he receives, including watermelon, bananas, HONEY and special treats. He loves peeking through to the kitchen in the bear house from his den to check out any special treats he will get each day.
Identifying mark or trait: Kudat has lost some fur on both of his front hands due to stress.
Kudat is available for MY BEAR adoption.