The "strange" animal was first spotted in late January by a group of plantation workers near the village of Sibu in Borneo. Uncertain of what she was, the workers reportedly hit her with sticks, driving her back into the forest.
A video showing the animal fleeing her attackers has been viewed online nearly 6 million times.
Despite wild speculation on Malaysian social media that the animal was otherworldly in origin, authorities believed her to be a sun bear suffering from an illness. The species is protected in Borneo, Robi said, "so we needed to do something, to rescue and give her medical attention."
Since January, a team from SFC had been scouring the area for any sign of the bear, but it was only on Wednesday that she was finally discovered on another plantation nearby, reports the Borneo Post.