Ho Chi Minh City, 11th August, 2012 – Mrs. Dan Phuong, a local resident from Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City contacted WAR and voluntarily handed over two individuals of Pygmy Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station (WRS). One of them is in very bad condition and is now being well taken care by veterinarian and wildlife keepers at the station. The other is currently being rehabilitated for possible release back to the wildin near future.
The two Pygmy Loris handed over by Dan PhuongDan Phuong shared that: “I knew about WAR’s wildlife rescue station when reading the article titled Noi binh yen cho thu hoang – a peaceful place for wildlife” on the Tuoi Tre (Youth) magazine, Weekend publication, Issue 32/2012. I immediately brought the two Pygmy Loris that I captured to Cu Chi WRS and handed them to the dedicated WAR staff. I believe that the two lorises will be well cared for and may be released back to the forest.”WAR highly appreciates Dan Phuong’s behavior and encourages local people to hand over endangered wildlife that are being captured or kept as pets. However, WAR does not encourage local people to purchase endangered wildlife for any purpose.