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.

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