RESCUE BEAR 55
AGE: 9 months old
MEANING OF NAME: Named after the town she was rescued from - village of Sikalabaan
HISTORY: Sika was found by a foreigner who travelled to the village of Sikalabaan, in Pensiagan district, one of the most rural areas in Sabah. He had visited BSBCC before. He decided to call BSBCC and asked us to rescue this bear cub. He saw that the bear cub was being kept in a chicken mesh cage as a pet. She was previously fed with condense milk, fruits and cereal.
PERSONALITY: She is the youngest female bear at BSBCC. She weighed only 4.8kg. Little Sika has stolen our hearts with her beautiful blue eyes. She is developing into a lovely and playful bear cub. She is currently in our intensive care where she will be given a balanced diet that will comprise of milk and fruits. Sika gets her first taste of a sweet life at BSBCC. She is showing more confidence around new surroundings. Sika has an amazing ability to climb high and hang on the platform. She is developing her muscles every day. Since Sika was just rescued and is still recovering from trauma, she prefers to spend most of her time staying high up on the platform or in the hammock to seek shelter and take a siesta. Our bear care staff also teach Sika to develop her defense skills through play fighting. She shows her small, sharp claws and small, curved canines during the play fights! Slowly, Sika will trust her new world and put her traumatic past behind her. She will continue to practice the forest skills needed to survive as a wild sun bear in the future.
ADOPTION: Sika was adopted by Sun Bear Sunscreen through the My Bear Adoption Programme.