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Sep 9, 2014

WRRT Rescues 7 Slow Lorises in Major Bust

The 7 rescued pygmy slow lorises
The 7 rescued pygmy slow lorises

On July 29th, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted an operation that led to the successful discovery and rescue of 7 pygmy slow lorises in Kratie province. The team received information from an informant regarding a wildlife trader believed to be supplying a wide variety of species to several markets in Kratie province. When they arrived at his house, they conducted a search of the premises, which led to the rescue of 7 live pygmy slow lorises, 9 rat snakes, 2 pythons, 5 water snakes and 6 turtles. The team also found over 7 kgs of wildlife parts as well as dozens of skulls and horns.

The pygmy slow lorises, which were kept in appalling conditions, were taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center where they were given immediate medical attention. These sensitive animals are in urgent need of funds to ensure their survival. Make a gift to our Care for Rescued Wildlife program to provide them with the proper care and facilities they need to not only recover, but also thrive so that they may be released back into the wild.

The trader was prosecuted and the large seizure resulted in a hefty penalty of 10,000,000 Riel ($2,466.00 USD). In July alone, the WRRT conducted 46 successful operations and rescued 333 animals. Help them continue to dismantle the illegal wildlife trade by making a gift today!

The team received a tip from an informant
The team received a tip from an informant
They conducted a search of the premises
They conducted a search of the premises
And found 29 horns & over 7 kgs of wildlife parts
And found 29 horns & over 7 kgs of wildlife parts
Help the WRRT continue to rescue precious wildlife
Help the WRRT continue to rescue precious wildlife
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