RESCUE BEAR 7
AGE : 12 Years Old
Meaning of name: Uncle (in Indonesian language).
History: Om came from a plantation in Telupid in August 2005, when he was only 5 months old (most sun bear cubs stay with their mothers until they are 2 years old and can then live independently).
Personality: Om is very energetic and playful. When going out to the forest enclosure, he uses his natural instincts to explore, forage and dig for food. He often stays on the ground and does not yet climb trees. Sometimes he is quite content playing by himself especially with small pieces of dead wood – he has a way of levering a thick stick under his thigh with one arm, and uses the other arm to send it flying at high speed. He seems to be a happy and healthy bear, enjoying his freedom in the forest enclosure.
Identifying Mark or trait: Om is missing his left front claw, which for a human would be his left hand little finger.