Dodo & Dee Na Together at Christmas
Back in May 2009, Dodo the male Malayan Sun Bear came to WFFT after being rescued from a pig farm in Ratchaburi. He was extremely underweight and living in appalling conditions prior to his rescue. Over the past months, we’ve been trying to match Dodo up with another bear, or group of bears, so he is able to live communally and have companions. We first tried Dodo with Kaka and Gallamair, but Kaka – even though he is half Dodo’s size – terrified the poor newcomer and Dodo had to be seperated again from the two bears.
Back in October, WFFT rescued another bear from a temple near Chumphon, this time a 5 year old female Malayan Sun Bear, named Dee Na. She was extremely aggressive and stressed for the first few weeks of her stay at WFFT, but over time began to adjust to her new life. Dee Na was moved into a side enclosure adjoining Dodo’s field, and the two began to get acquainted through the bars.
Yesterday, Dee Na was let out into Dodo’s field, and it’s looking like the two bears are getting along very well! Dodo is very curious about Dee Na, and when the two first met he immediately ran over and started a good natured wrestle with her! She was a little scared at first, but has realised Dodo means her no harm, and neither bear has shown any signs of aggression at all. The pair have been let together twice now, and will shortly be joining each other full time.