- Powered by MBC NewsMaker
Honolulu Zoo Bids Aloha To Juwita The Malay Sun Bear
Juwita, the female Malay sun bear.
HONOLULU – It’s with sadness that the Honolulu Zoo announces Juwita, a 25 year-old female Malay sun bear, was euthanized Tuesday, November 17, in the best interest of the animal.
Honolulu Zoo Director Linda Santos, veterinarians, curators and keeper staff assessed Juwita’s condition and made the difficult decision to euthanize her due to complications from cancer.
Juwita and Blackie, the male sun bear, came to the Honolulu Zoo in 2008 as a pair from the Cleveland Zoo and are a favorite of many staff and visitors. “Juwita’s passing is a huge loss as the wild sun bear population is critical and the number in captivity is low,” said Santos.
The Honolulu Zoo is working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan to find another companion for Blackie.
Sun bears, the smallest of the bear species, are found in the tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. They have an average life expectancy of approximately twenty years in captivity.
Questions? Ready for an appointment?
- RELATED LINKS
- Kaimuki Hawaii.Com Home Page
View our featured events, news, businesses and primary links on our home page.
- Featured Sponsors Offers
Great offers from our sponsors who support the Kaimuki Honolulu, Hawaii community. More...
- Kaimuki Hawaii Directory
View Kaimuki, Hawaii primary directories. businesses, non profits, public, government and jobs.
Check out things to do in Kaimuki on the calendar of events.
Keep up with the latest news and happenings in your Kaimuki community.
- Kaimuki Hawaii Featured Pages
View our directory of feature pages showcasing all the great things Kaimuki, Honolulu, Hawaii has to offer. Go Green in Kaimuki, restaurants, shopping, WiFi Hot Spots, fitness, health, real estate, home and garden, 80+ more directories... More...