RESCUE BEAR 36
AGE : 11 Years Old
Name meaning: Sigalung is named after the logging camp where he was rescued from.
History: Sigalung was found by villagers near the logging camp in Sipitang district, Southwest of Sabah, together with Phin, an adult male sun bear. We presume their mother was probably killed before they were kept as illegal pets. Both of them were rescued and brought together to the Lok Kawi Zoo on 1st March 2014. On the first day of his arrival at BSBCC, Sigalung barked and appeared to be aggressive when the transportation cage was moved.
Personality: He is healthy, adventurous, and energetic. He is getting cheekier by the day. It has taken two years for Sigalung to go out into the training pen to build up the courage to step into the forest. Finally on July 27th, 2017 Sigalung finally conquered his fear, set his paws on the grass and is now enjoying the taste of freedom in the forest. A new life is just the beginning! He loves most of the tropical fruits. Learning in the forest will enable him to determine how special wild sun bears are meant to be. Sigalung has truly come a long way from where he began.
Sigalung is available for MY BEAR adoption.