RESCUE BEAR 56
AGE : 3 Years Old
Meaning of Name: Name was given to her by her previous owner. Soo was purchased from Sook Keningau market, hence was named Soo.
History: Soo is an orphaned sun bear. She was sold then purchased in Karamatoi village in Sook Keningau market with the price of RM350 when she was still a cub. She was kept as a pet for two years in Nambayan village in Tambunan, that is located in the interior division of Sabah. When she was kept as a pet, she was housed in an iron cage and fed with rice, milk, fruits, cabbage and cucumber. On the 8th of September 2017, she was rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department and transferred to BSBCC. Soo is a healthy sun bear and weighs at 25.7kg.
Personality: Soo shows a sorrowful face. Her face seems to show a hidden story that she could not tell. She always stays up high at the cage and is very alert with her surroundings. Soo is preferably more active at night time where she can be seen playing with the given enrichments and exploring the environment. In the morning, she prefers to spend more time taking naps. She would give warning signs when she feels unsafe. She is staying in quarantine at the moment and is taking her time to adapt to her new home - BSBCC. We hope she can gain her trust and confidence in the process of rehabilitation in BSBCC and become a wild bear again.