Text by Tee Thye Lim
"Friend" is the people who play an important role in our human daily life. They may be able to be our supporter, person who assists you, giving you a positive effect and sharing most of their life experience with you.
Same as what have happened at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) on 4th May 2012 evening, we received a sun bear from Penampang, named Ah Bui, which means "friend" in local Murut language.
Ah Bui, the latest rescued sun bear at BSBCC
Ah Bui is a female sub-adult sun bear about two year old. She was rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department's (SWD) Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) on May 2nd in a housing area at Penampang near Kota Kinabalu. The owner claimed that the bear was obtained from Sook at Keningau area.
Ah Bui arrived at our centre on the evening of May 4th.
Staffs from BSBCC and Sabah Wildlife Department moved Ah Bui to her new environment!
Ah Bui being moved to her temporary cage
He is believed to look for a potential buyer of the bear as local market for bear parts still exist. Luckily the SWD's officer managed to discover and rescued Ah Bui before she end up in cooking pot or as traditional medicine.
Ah Bui means "friend" in local Murut language
Ah Bui is still trying to settle down and adapt slowly to our center environment.
We hope she will get use her new home and make some new “Ah Bui” as well.
So, would you like to be Ah Bui’s Ah Bui?