Year of Rescue: 2009
Age at the time of Rescue: 9 years old
Personality Traits: Mischievous and playful
Recognizable Features: He is one of the smallest bears at Wildlife SOS
Physical condition and ongoing health challenges: Suffering from stunted growth and he walked with an abnormal gait.
Facility: Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre
Favourite foods: Honey and peanut butter
Favourite activities: Playing in his jungle gym and mock wrestling!
Special needs: Scaleable enrichments due to his small size
Keeper: Jagat Borah
Background history: Rescued in 2009, Odum entered BBRC as a meek and timid bear who would spend most of his time sitting alone in a corner. Due to his small size, Odum was also unable to climb trees and keep up with the other bears. Odum’s life in captivity had also made him an anxious and fearful bear. As Odum began socializing with other bears, receiving medical care and trusting his caregiver, he transformed into a joyous bear. Today it is impossible to get Odum to sit still. He is truly our centre’s pocket-sized ray of sunshine.