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Electrocuted loris brought in … again

Power-lines might be number one loris killer in Thailand

Another slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) was brought in by local police today. The loris was found electrocuted under a power-line after dogs were barking at it, luckily the loris was not attacked and bitten. The slow loris is very common around our province, although it is endangered in Asia. Often these nocturnal (night) monkeys get electrocuted when they climb from trees onto power-lines or poles. This loris is in bad condition but we have good hope we can treat and heal the little guy, after he will be released back to the wild in a few weeks.

The loris on arrival

The loris on arrival

Burns to the mouth

Burns to the mouth

Legs of the loris

Legs of the loris

Burns are serious but treatable

Burns are serious but treatable

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