Biodiversity conservation center receives endangered pygmy slow loris

Update: July, 20/2017 - 07:00
An endangered pygmy slow loris found by a local teenager from Đồng Nai Province is being taken care of by the Biên Hòa City biodiversity conservation center. – Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐỒNG NAI – An endangered pygmy slow loris found by a local 16-year-old boy is now in the care of the Biên Hòa City Forest Protection Sub-department in Đồng Nai Province.   

The loris, which weighs 300g, has reddish-brown fur and a gray underside, with dorsal stripes along its back. The boy gave the animal to the sub-department on Tuesday.   

Biên Hòa City’s biodiversity conservation center will take care of the animal until it is ready to be reintroduced into the wild.

The species is listed as vulnerable in Việt Nam’s Red Book, which means it is to be protected at the highest level possible.

In May, the sub-department received a small pygmy slow loris and gave it to the province’s nature and culture conservation center in Vĩnh Cửu District’s Mã Đà Commune. – VNS