Ho Chi Minh City, 11th October, 2012 – Mr. Nguyen Doan Duc, a local resident from street 20, Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, contacted WAR and voluntarily handed over one Pygmy Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) that weighed 200 grams to WAR’s head office. The Loris was successfully transferred to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station (CCWRS) and is being taken care of and receiving rehabilitation by the station’s wildlife staff. WAR hopes that the loris can be released back to the wild soon.
Local resident hands over the Loris at WAR’s head office
“This individual was found in the residential area where I live, many people wanted to catch it and sell it, but I persuaded them to let me keep it and care the poor loris myself, while looking for the correct authorities to receive and rescue it. Luckily finding WAR, I immediately contacted the WAR hotline (0976 067 646) and was instructed to hand the loris over to WAR staff, where it receiving proper care and rehabilitation and the possible release back to the wild” Doan Duc shared.WAR highly appreciates this activity and encourages all local people to voluntarily hand over wildlife to our wildlife rescue stations