MEANING OF NAME: Originally known as Awang, which is the name after the town he was rescued from, he has been re-named as “Noah” by our bear care team which means being rescued.
HISTORY: Noah was surrendered at Nabawan, an area in the southern part of Sabah. He was found in an orchard and the villager thought he was a dog. Once she took a closer look, she found that Noah is a sun bear. So she kept Noah as pet and surrendered him to Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD). They rescued him on the 19th of August 2016 and sent him to Lok Kawi Zoo after that. Noah only came to BSBCC on the 10th of October 2016. He weighed 8.6 kg and showed signs of dehydration. Also, we found that his four milk teeth had been crushed off which effected his teeth structure and arrangement.
PERSONALITY: He is the youngest male sun bear cub at BSBCC. Noah is adorable and sweet, he can melt your heart in an instant. He is energetic and playful. Noah loves playing and wrestling with his care taker among thick dry leaves. He plays with anything that he finds along the way. Noah loves to run around exploring the dens and jumping into his comfort basket or digging dead wood and simply chilling out! He loves water. He enjoys to stay and rest on the hanging platform. Noah is still in the development stage. Under the care of our team, Noah will be given a nutritious diet to make sure he can grow up in a good health condition. He has a big appetite! In the wild young sun bear cubs stay with their mother until they are three years old. He should still be with his mother, protecting and looking after him. He has a long road ahead of him. Noah will be getting this unique chance to return to the forest home he was once stolen from. With time, love and proper care, we have high hopes that Noah will have a successful rehabilitation, allowing him to eventually return to the wild, where he belongs. With his strong forest skills, Little Noah will be an excellent release candidate in the future.