Slow Loris Saved

July 11, 2017

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WCS-Myanmar staff are currently assisting in the care and rehabilitation of an injured slow loris at the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary.

The loris’ injuries appear to have been caused by the bite of an animal. It was found on a farm west of the Chindwin River, an area where farms are expanding.

“The wild animals are going near human habitations like farms because of the destruction of their natural habitat,” WCS-Myanmar site coordinator U Kyaw Moe told the Myanmar Times.

The loris is recovering well and is expected to be released within the sanctuary. In the meantime, it sleeps during the day and is active at night, enjoying bananas provided by sanctuary staff.

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Photo Credit: ©Wildlife Conservation Society

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