18 February 2021 – Most of the Slow lorises in Cikananga are coming directly from the trade or are found at illegal owners who believe they make good pets. But the opposite is true, these nocturnal primates are in need of very specific diets, are poisonous when thevly bite and are very sensitive to stress. Even here at the rescue center we need to keep them under close supervision, where they live in large, semi natural enclosures and are being fed a very specific diet that includes for example tree gum. Currently there are 9 Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) at Cikanaga and this species is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list, due to illegal trade and shrinking habitats.
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