Eight endangered slow lorises released into the wild in Indonesia

NewsflarePublished: October 8, 2017
Published: October 8, 2017

Indonesia's Ministry of Environment last week released eight slow lorises into the wild.

The primates quickly climbed from their cages up trees in the Bung Hatta Forest Park in West Sumatra.

The endangered animals were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders last month.

The Bung Hatta Forest Park is thought to be perfect for the primates as it is abundant in insects and fruit.

Despite making poor pets that are difficult to care for, a large number of slow lorises are traded as pets both locally and internationally.

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