Year of rescue: 2011

Age at the time of rescue: 2 months old

Sex: Male 

Personality traits: Friendly, playful, very sociable. Kuber suckles on his brother Nakul’s ears when he is stressed

Recognizable features: none so clear

Physical condition and ongoing health challenges: Kuber’s physical condition currently is good, but a few years ago, he started showing signs of weakness and significant body weight loss, so an MRI and detailed test were conducted; they revealed that he was suffering from muscular in-coordination and cerebral haemorrhage. After months of treatment, Kuber was finally fit to be released from intensive care. Today, he receives regular physiotherapy and treatments on account of his previous illness but is doing very well

Facility: Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre

Favourite foods: Coconuts, dates & honey

Sanctuary friends: His brother and best friend, Nakul

Favourite activities: mock-wrestling, demolishing structural enrichments and sleeping in freshly dug mud pits on lazy afternoons

Special needs or accommodations: Kuber needs regular physiotherapy on account of his previous illness

Keeper: Sreekanta

Background history: Kuber was rescued in an anti-poaching operation by Wildlife SOS, law enforcers and the Forest Department along with his brother Nakul, after their mother had been killed by poachers. After their arrival at Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre, the two were hand raised and today are two healthy, happy bears who are inseparable and truly enjoy life to the fullest!

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