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szdaily -> Shenzhen
Pygmy slow loris spotted at Wutong Mt.
    2018-January-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A PYGMY slow loris, which is suspected of being imported to Shenzhen from another place, was spotted by a resident who was taking a walk on Wutong Mountain in Yantian District, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

The resident, surnamed Liu, discovered the peculiar-looking animal, which has a cat-like body and a monkey-like face, on the roadside. It is only palm-sized and moves very slowly. Liu felt like it was not an ordinary animal, so he called the police.

According to Zhu Zihao, a policeman from Yantian Police Station, the animal looks like a cat at first glance. It is very cute with a fluffy body and a pair of big round eyes. However, since the police could not figure out what kind of animal it was, they turned to the city’s wildlife conservation department for help.

Zeng Gong, a staffer from the department, said the pygmy slow loris is a national first-level protected animal. The nocturnal animal can be found in the tropical rainforests in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

“We suspect that the animal was trafficked to Shenzhen and kept as a pet before it escaped or was released,” said Zeng.

The animal is in good condition after a preliminary examination. According to Zeng, the animal is an adult and is currently staying at the conservation center for observation, but since Shenzhen is not its natural habitat, they are planning to contact the forestry department in Guangxi and transfer it to a more suitable living environment.

It has been reported that the pygmy slow loris is highly endangered in China and is a target for illegal sales in the wild animal market, pet shops and online stores. Additionally, the teeth are often pulled out by illegal traffickers as the animals are traded, resulting in a high rate of infection and death.

(Zhang Yu)

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