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Text by Seng Yen Wah
Photos & Captions by Chiew Lin May
Logan, a four month old male sun bear cub, arrived at BSBCC on 19th of May 2018. He was the first bear rescued in 2018, the 57th overall for BSBCC. Logan was found at Lokan River, Kulu-Kulu Village, Sandakan, Sabah. The owner reported that he had seen a mother bear and a bear cub in an estate. One day, the mother bear was crossed a river leaving the cub behind. The owner realized that the front left paw of the bear cub was injured. The injured paw was covered in maggots and hairless. The owner then took the bear cub and kept him. The bear cub was young, tiny and skinny. He was held in a small metal cage around three months and fed with milk and porridge mixed with chicken. The owner surrendered him to the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and sent to BSBCC on the same day. Upon arrival he was named Logan.
However, only Logan knows his past and we believe something terrible has happened to him. This is because on arrival we found Logan’s front left paw has developed abnormally and is missing the thumb. Logan was originally called Bibi by his owner. But he was renamed to Logan which is the name after the place he was found and also after the character from ‘X-Men’. We hope that Logan the bear will grow to be like Logan in the movie who is strong and brave when facing the challenges in his life.
After he was settled in quarantine for three days, Dr. Nabila Sarkawi, the veterinarian from SWD, performed a general medical check with BSBCC team. He weighs 9.15kg. During the health check, general measurement and X-ray are performed and the X-ray showed his left paw is malformed and loss first phalange thumb. But then, he is a sensitive, yet active and playful bear. Logan has a long road ahead of him but we will never give up on him and we hope that you will support us as best you can!
Logan will go through quarantine and receive round the clock care from the BSBCC bear care unit. Thankfully, Logan is having a second chance at life. With time, love and proper care, we hope he will become a strong and brave bear. We will keep you updated on his progress. Please spread the message to Save the Sun Bear!