VIDEO: ‘Alien’ beaten with sticks was actually a sick bear
A viral video showing what was believed to be an alien found near a village in Borneo turned out to be a sick bear.
The “otherworldly” animal was spotted in late January by a group of workers, who uncertain of what she was, hit it with sticks driving her back into the forest.
A video showing the animal fleeing her attackers then went viral as it was viewed nearly six million times.
Despite wild speculation on Malaysian social media that the animal was somewhat an alien, authorities believed the creature to be a sun bear suffering from an illness.
It was rescued.
Nickson Robi, from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), told The Dodo: “The bear is in a good and safe place. She has eaten the food and drank the water we gave. But she still is hairless and sick, and we need to find out what the sickness is.”