6 December 2012

Latest loris update from International Animal Rescue’s primate rehabilitation centre in West Java

Mawar is on the road to recovery
by vet Wendi Prameswari

Do you remember the story of poor Mawar the slow loris back in October? She was found with a severe injury to her hand which resulted in her having to have it amputated. It’s been two months since then and thankfully the wound is healing nicely. The skin over the wound is closing really well and new hair is starting to grow. Mawar’s appetite is good, she is active in the cage and her body weight is now 1 kg. For the time being, we are still keeping her under observation and continuing her rehabilitation so that she learns to adapt to her disability.  
Two months on from the amputation op and Mawar is doing well.
Read Mawar's story here.

For more information on International Animal Rescue's work with the slow loris, click here

3 December 2012

Latest news from International Animal Rescue’s primate rehabilitation centre in West Java

A bright future ahead for female loris Maripili
by vet Wendi Prameswari

Maripili in her cage
Last week an awareness team from the IAR centre in Ciapus visited a loris owner in North Jakarta. Our purpose was to visit the owner and check the health and welfare conditions of the loris. The owner had been keeping the loris as a pet in a small cage for seven months. The loris was identified as a female Javan loris and we called her Maripili. As she has a full set of teeth, our team decided to take her to our rehabilitation centre. Her health check results showed that she was suffering from malnutrition and her body weight was only 600 grams. We hope that after the rehabilitation process, she can be released back to the wild.

Young female Cookie also settles in well
by Johanna Rhode of the Little Fireface Project

Cookie is now in the biggest cage
Good news!!! Our beautiful subadult female "Cookie" has made a head start at the IAR rescue centre. When we found her in the field, she was so lost and confused; walking on the ground in the village during the day. She was also very skinny.

We brought her to the rescue centre where she ate all the food in her new quarantine cage already in the first evening. Now she has already been moved to the biggest cage in the centre and she is doing amazingly well! Next step will be to introduce her to a nice loris friend for socialisation! Let's hope she continues becoming a fantastic and skilled slow loris, so that we can release her one day to live in her forest home again one day.

For more information on International Animal Rescue's slow loris project, please click here.