RESCUE BEAR 53
AGE: 2 Years Old
MEANING OF NAME: “Nano” means small and tiny in Latin language.
HISTORY: On November 15th, 2016 Nano was purchased by a lady with the intention to end up his unfortunate life in Kota Marudu, north of Sabah. Once she saw Nano was kept in a small chicken mesh cage, she decided to spend RM1,500 to rescue him from the seller. After that, she surrendered Nano to the Sabah Wildlife Department and they sent to BSBCC on 20th of November, 2016.
PERSONALITY: When he first arrived at BSBCC, Nano was slightly stressed, dehydrated and underweight, weighing only 9.7 kg. Consequently his canines and claws appeared too big for his tiny body. He must have been ill-treated when he was kept as pet which has caused him to suffer psychological trauma and develop stereotypical behaviour. It will take a long time for him to recover from the terrible trauma he has been through. Nano is a shy and quiet bear. He feels safer staying alone and preferably in dark. He would give a warning when somebody tries to disturb him. But once again, the love and care from our bear care team will turn his life around. On 13th August 2017, Nano and his friend Noah finally have the chance to explore into the forest for the first time. But Nano still learn trust outside forest world by put his trauma behind him. Hope one day he will soon spending his days roaming, climbing favourite trees, digging and play fight with bears! We will help him grow in confidence, gain trust, recover from pain and have the second chance to live as a wild bear again.
IDENTIFYING MARKS OR TRAITS: He has a distinctively longer face shape.
ADOPTION: Nano was adopted by Kim Lin Peng through the My Bear Adoption Programme.