Malaysia: Wild sun bear rescued from drain in Seremban housing area

Nur Aqidah Azizi New Straits Times 14 Jun 17;

SEREMBAN: A wild sun bear was rescued after it became trapped in a drain at a housing area in Taman PJ here on Monday.

The bear is believed to have become lost after wandering out from a nearby forest.

The animal was discovered by a resident, who then alerted the authorities.

State Civil Defence Force (APM) Regional Disaster Operations Officer, Lieutenant (PA) Mohd Najib Abdul Karim said the department deployed several personnel to rescue the bear, which weighed 25kg.

“We managed to remove it from the two-metre deep drain and transfer it to a cage.

“Although the bear was aggressive and tried to escape, it didn’t attack anyone from the team during the rescue mission. We believe the bear came from the woods near the housing area,” he said.

He said the bear was unhurt in the process. It has been sent to the Wildlife and National Parks Department for further action.

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