Ho Chi Minh City, 29th July, 2012 – One individual of Pygmy Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) was handed over voluntarily to WAR by a local people in HCMC. The Loris weighed 300 gram and losses skin at its front paw due to a type of afungal disease. Currently, the Loris is receiving proper care at Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station Staff.One day before, one local people in Thu Duc District, HCMC called WAR’s hotline and said that “I bought this Loris yesterday because I felt so sorry for it. I do not want it to be killed by people. I really want WAR to receive this Loris, take care of it and then release it back to the wild”.
The rescued Pygmy Loris WAR highly appreciates this action and encourages other people to hand on wildlife to its rescue stations, or to report wildlife crime to WAR’s hotline at: 0976 06 76 46. Purchasing endangered wildlife creates a demand for illegal wildlife trade and hunting and thus pushing endangered animals to the brink of extinction. WAR encourages everyone not to purchase wildlife for any purpose.