When Cuscus return to the Wild

Released cuscus bears during the celebration of 2019 Earth Day

Tasikoki, Kelly (Ailurops ursinus) rescue 20180727
Tasikoki, Kelly (Ailurops ursinus) rescue 2018-07-27

With your help, Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Center worked with Nature Conservation Agency of North Sulawesi (BKSDA) and have released 3 Cuscus bears during the celebration of 2019 Earth Day! Two bear cuscuses (Ailurops ursinus) and a dwarf cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis) were released into Batu Putih Nature Tourism Park forest in North Sulawesi. The cuscus is native to that area.

Cuscus were released into Batu Putih Nature Tourism Park forest in North Sulawesi
Cuscuses released into Batu Putih Nature Tourism Park forest, North Sulawesi

Kelly, a female bear cuscus, was confiscated by Nature Conservation Agency from Gorontalo on July 2018. Another bear cuscus (a male) named Unyil, was saved from Kotamobago on September, 2018.  Imut (a male dwarf cuscus) was saved by residents from a restaurant in Manado and submitted to Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Center on April, 2nd, 2018.  After going through a health examination (including endoparasite and ectoparasite examination), the animals were ready to return to the wild. Each year Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Center rescues cuscus and other wildlife and try to rehabilitate the animals, and return them to the wild if possible.

Kelly after a week post release
Kelly after a week post release