RESCUE BEAR 58
AGE: Estimate 9 months old
MEANING OF NAME: The name was given by the person who rescued her. She was named after the Romol village where she was rescued from.
HISTORY:The owner claimed that they found a cub alone in the forest and he took her then kept her as a house pet, where she was confined in a tiny cage. Bob Hartley and Virgil Joon Gunting got knowledge about this cub and quickly helped save the cub from a villager by negotiating with them to hand over the cub. She was rescued from Kampung Romol, Sapulut, in the interior division of Sabah and was handed over to the Sabah Wildlife Department then sent to BSBCC on the 7th of July, 2018. During the arrival, she was tiny. She was subsequently found to be malnourished, her bodyweight was appropriate and she showed signs of stunted growth (small body with some of her teeth being permanent teeth) as a result from improper diet (rice, cereals, sausages and fruits) and being confined in a small cage which restricted her growth.
PERSONALITY: She is the youngest female sun bear cub at BSBCC. She weighed only 5.95 kg during the arrival. She is in the care of BSBCC. Romolina has made steady progress. It can be seen that she has a habit of sucking her front left paw or rubbing her back near care takers, and she vocalizes to seek comfort and safety. She shows more attachment to humans and appears tame as a result from being kept for a long period in captivity.
Romolina is developing into a lovely and playful bear cub. It is a fresh start for her after she has spent the first five months of her life kept in a small cage. She will be given a nutritious diet that will include various growth supplements. Her appetite is good, and she loves watermelon and honey dew! Today she will be introduced with enrichment to encourage her natural behaviours and skills. She always shows curiosity in new toys and treats where she will learn to dig, climb and destroy the enrichment! As a sun bear cub she will take long day naps. Slowly, Romolina will learn to trust her new bear life and put her past behind her. We hope one day she will learn the forest skills needed to survive and that they will help her return to the wild where she belongs.
IDENTIFYING MARKS OR TRAITS: She has an un-symmetrical chest mark which looks more like a necklace.
Romolina is available for MY BEAR adoption.