RESCUE BEAR 14
AGE : At least 16 Years Old
Meaning of Name: Sweet (Malay)
History: Manis came to the centre from the Lok Kawi Wildlife Zoo in August 2009. She was an adult and was suspected to be pregnant. However, her pregnancy was later found to be a pseudopregnancy where she only showed signs and symptoms of pregnancy and in fact, was actually not pregnant.
Personality: Manis is a gentle and rather solitary bear. On August 7th , 2015, Manis was integrated with Cerah, Jelita, Lawa, Kuamut and Susie. She shows more dominance towards the other adult female sun bears. She loves to be on the forest floor and will find activities to occupy her daytime outside. These include looking for termites and taking naps. She has an endearing way of resting her chin on her paws, as if waiting patiently for something.
Identifying mark or trait: Manis is the oldest female bear and you can see it in her eyes which are wrinkled, and her eyebrow hairs that stick straight out. Manis can often be seen at the front of the cage watching you with her elbows resting on the bars and her head on her paws. She used to pace in circles in her pen. Fortunately, she showed improvement and her pacing behavior has reduced.
Adoption: Manis was adopted by Jris Switzerland through the My Bear Adoption Programme.