A hairless creature with long claws and a sad face was captured in the small village of Sibu in Borneo. The animal, which has a likeness of a very thin bear, was fleeing attacker when the right people came across it. And when they did, they rescued the alien creature and brought it into a shelter so it could get the help it needed. Although it might look terrifying, the creature was actually a bear with a mysterious illness that affected it inside and out. And the animal rescue organization is going to work around the clock to ensure this sick bear gets the treatment it needs to survive another day.
The video below was posted online this past January. And in the clip, you can see the alien like bear running away from the men who are filming its departure. The video cameras allegedly only came out after they had had their fill beating the animal with sticks because they simply did not know what kind of animal – or alien – it was. Therefore, they determined that beating it silly was the best way to approach it. The video of the animal fleeing has gotten millions of views because people on social media are just as mesmerized by the animal’s bizarre appearance.
After the men had beaten and demeaned the bear, the authorities stepped in to identify it. And that’s when they learned the harrowing truth. This was no alien or bizarre creature. It was something that deserved our sympathy and empathy. It was an endangered sun bear that was suffering from a rare and debilitating condition, which had only attracted more violence to it.
When the rescue workers from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation or SFC started looking for the bear once the video went viral, they had luck a few weeks later.
Now that they have the endangered animal in protective custody, they can give it the treatment it needs to recover from the mysterious illness.
“The bear is in a good and safe place,” SFC spokesperson Nickson Robi said. “She has eaten the food and drank the water we gave. But she still is hairless and sick, and we need to find out what the sickness is.”
Because the bear has been abused by other humans, she is “frightened” and therefore “aggressive” because she is trying to protect herself. The animal is in desperate attention and thankfully she has the team of care takers at SFC to look after her and help her get on the path to recovery.
“I just took the bear to our wildlife center here,” Robi said. “A veterinarian there will check up on everything to find what medication should be given to the bear. We are hoping that the bear will recover quickly, so we can put her back to the wild.”
Millions have watched the video included below. It is horrible to see the bear mistreated. And if you have a passion for animals, it will tug at your heartstrings. Check out the clip and share it with friends today.