Female sun bear captured in Tanah Merah

A file picture of a Sun Bear in captivity.

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has captured a female sun bear in Kampung Air Asahan Hulu, Tanah Merah.

Its director Mohamad Hafid Rohani said the sun bear was captured following a complaint received on Saturday about the animal being spotted roaming around the village areas.

"Members from the Jeli Perhilitan office have conducted an investigation at the location and installed a trap, and a female sun bear entered the trap today.

"This, to some extent, provides relief to the residents in the area and avoids the ongoing losses suffered by the residents due to the destruction of crops and property due to the conflict," he said in a statement on Tuesday (May 28).

Mohamad Hafid said that the bear would be relocated to a more suitable and safe habitat soon.

"To reduce cases of conflict involving sun bears, residents, especially smallholders, are advised to take mitigation measures such as always keeping company when going to the garden and not enter the garden, cleaning the garden or install lights around the house at night.

"The public is also advised to be more careful and vigilant if they come across wild animals and not to take any action to put themselves at risk," he said. – Bernama

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