Police Invade Man’s House Only To Find Terrified Endangered Species Locked In Boxes

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Slow lorises are nocturnal primates native to Southeast Asia. They have round heads, large eyes, a narrow snout, and different coloration patterns, according to Wikipedia. They have a pincer-like grip so they can hold onto tree branches for an extended time.

Their bite is toxic and serves as a deterrent to predators.

When mothers lick their babies, the poison coats the fur to keep the babies safe.

Eight slow lorises were packed into two different boxes.

They had been sold to someone living in Indonesia.

In their cages, they had a few scraps of food but no water.

Luckily, the police arrived and arrested the man who had sold the slow lorises before they were shipped out.

All eight of the creatures were taken in by the International Animal Rescue (IAR).

There are at least eight recognized species of slow lorises, these are all Javan slow lorises, which, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), are an endangered primate.

These endangered animals are being removed to the wild to be sold as pets.

The day before these eight were rescued another 16 slow lorises were rescued in Cirebon, West Java.

One of the 16 animals rescued was a newborn, who did not survive.

Tragically, about 80% of the capture lorises will die before they even make it to the person that has purchased them.

After getting fluids and treated for eye infections, all of the rescued lorises will soon be healthy enough to return to the wild.

Leave wild animals alone, they are not pets. Share away, people.

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