At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), Wildlife Alliance cares for 16 slow lorises, all of which were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. $2,000 will provide these sensitive primates with a year's supply of food, fresh water and medical treatment.
Protect the Slow Loris, the only existing venomous primate. The adorable creature, whose big eyes and timid demeanor has garnered it internet fame and media attention, is now threatened with extinction as they become increasingly popular as pets. When captured by poachers and traders, they are often stuffed in crowded cages and exposed to hours of daylight; their teeth are painfully clipped off using nail cutters, a procedure that more than 90% of the time leads to infection and death.
Wildlife Alliance rescues these small mammals from markets and poachers where they are sold as pets or traditional medicine. At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, we care for 16 slow lorises, all of which were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. $2,000 will provide these sensitive primates with a year's supply of food, fresh water and medical treatment. Your gift will ensure they receive the proper care they need to not only recover, but thrive so that one day they may be fit for release.
Listed by the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable, Slow Loris populations are expected to decline another 30% in the next 22 years. We hope to bolster dwindling wild populations by ensuring rescued animals from the illegal wildlife trade receive proper care for recovery and hopefully release.
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Jeff Corwin Meets Soomie at the Rescue Center