Baloo is a Binturong (aka Bearcat), a close relative of the mongoose. He was abandoned and found on the doorstep of a zoo as a small baby. Baloo came to Wild Wonders needing a forever home. We welcomed him with open arms, socialized, trained, cared for, and loved him. Baloo’s favorite treats are bananas, grapes, and monkey bread. He loves climbing on his trainers for piggy back rides and sleeping off a big breakfast in his homemade fire hose hammock. Baloo has a sweet disposition and is often in the mood to be hand fed and spoiled. When he is feeling frisky he pounces on and wrestles with his Bearcat girlfriend Raji. Because Bearcats are nocturnal, they often run, climb and play all night. As playful and active as our Binturongs are, they both have a serious auto-immune disorder, which in the past has resulted in body temperature spikes, inflammation in their extremities, and extreme veterinary care. To keep our Binturongs healthy, they need daily vitamin & immune support supplements.
Adoptions are for one year and include:
- an adoption certificate
- a mention on our Friends of Wild Wonders Ambassadors webpage,
- a 4×6 photo of your animal
- a fact sheet on your animal’s species, and
- one free voucher to schedule a visit to our wildlife education facility in Bonsall and meet your animal in the fur
Please Note: Although your donation is not tax deductible be assured that your purchase goes toward the care of your adopted animal.