Luong the Pygmy LorisPygmy loris may be small (about the size of a guinea pig) but they are fierce little creatures. They have razor sharp teeth and make a really stinky smell. They are experts at hiding, curling themselves into tiny balls. They only come out at night, when they move silently through the trees in search of yummy insects to eat!
Loris are being hunted from the forest at an alarming rate. If nothing is done to help them, they will go extinct. When loris are rescued from the cruelty of a cage, we need to help them get back into the wild.
Pygmy loris, rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, have been found to struggle if released straight from a cage. The problem is that sometimes they are just not prepared for the reality of the wild. After being confined to a cage, they have forgotten some of their wild skills such as hiding from predators or finding food. So few loris remain in the wild, that every individual released counts. We need to do mor to help.
IMPROVING THE ODDS OF SURVIVAL FOR ALL PYGMY LORIS
Right now, we are moving on to the next stage in our pygmy loris release programme, with the release of two more of Dao Tien's resident pygmy loris; Raphael and Lindsay.
Both loris were hunted from the wild, a scary enough experience in itself. At Dao Tien, they have been practicing their wild skills in preparation for an even bigger challenge... to go back to the wild!
Click here to find out more about Raphael and Lindsay, what loris rehabilitation means, and our previous loris releases.
SHOUTING ABOUT LORIS!
We have put together a whole host of fun games, facts and activities about loris. The more people whi know, love and appreciate loris, the better chance we have of saving them. So take a look and see for yourself how great loris are. They deserve to be free and together we can keep loris in the wild.
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