RESCUE BEAR 58
AGE: Estimate 11 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.
On the 10th of August 2018, Romolina stepped out forest to experience the sounds and smells of forest environment for the first time. Romolina loves to forage. She will stay in one area for a long time and becomes busy digging out all the termites, beetles and ants. The termites and ants better watch out for her! She will survey and explore the forest around her. She is an arboreal little bear too! Up in the canopy, she will hang around and tear into the tree bark searching for tasty treats. Slowly she starts to learn forest skills that equipped her to survive in the wild.
IDENTIFYING MARKS OR TRAITS: She has an un-symmetrical chest mark which looks more like a necklace.
Romolina is available for MY BEAR adoption.