RESCUE BEAR 36
AGE : 9 Years Old
SEX : Male
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: Although he appeared to be fierce when he first arrived, he adapted quickly to his new surroundings. He climbed to the top of his new cage and surveyed the bearhouse in the big basket. He is healthy, adventurous, energetic and sometimes cheeky. Sigalung is very playful, especially with coconuts! He can spend hours playing with, and trying to open them. He also loves climbing and practices his climbing skills often. It has been taken two years for Sigalung out to training pen to build up the courage to step in forest. And, finally on 27th July 2017 Sigalung had finally conquered his fear of the unknown and is now enjoying the freedom of the outside enclosure based in the rainforests of Borneo! Sigalung has truly come a long way from where he began. From capture to freedom, Sigalung can finally live out his days living as a sun bear should…in the forest.
Sigalung is available for MY BEAR adoption.