WILDLIFE CRIME CRACKDOWN
PEOPLE trying to cyber-smuggle slow lorises have been stopped by Indonesian police.
Nine Sumatran slow lorises, which are a protected species, were saved in Pekanbaru, West Sumatra, Indonesia, by the Rapid Response Police Unit of the Environment And Forestry Protection And Law Enforcement Agency. The lorises were being smuggled by a network of criminals who were using Facebook to sell wildlife.
The cute creatures were assessed and treated by a team from International Animal Rescue. Sadly one of the lorises died, probably as a result of being confined in a cramped, airless box by the traffickers. It's hoped that the rest will be released back into the wild soon.