Friday, November 15, 2013

Hundreds Of Rare Primates Seized In Indonesia

A record number of slow lorises have been seized in Indonesia, according to officials.

Photos from the International Animal Rescue Foundation show dozens of boxes containing the endangered animal. They had been seized on the main island of Java.

The lorises were rescued by the Indonesian Natural Resources Conservation Agency and were being cared for by the IAR in temporary cages at a rehabilitation centre in Bogor.

They were being moved from Sumatra to Java by smugglers who were about to sell them on as pets at markets.

Six lorises died because they had been squeezed so tightly into crates without food and water.

Full story here.

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