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Rescue of a slow loris

One of the rare and enigmatic primates found in Assam, a Slow Loris was recently rescued from the clutches a poacher by a team of forest staff and members of Green Guard Nature Organization at Barma, near Samaguri, Nagaon. The rescued animal was kept for observation at the temporary rescue center at Chapanala operated by Green Guard. It was observed eating normally and rehabilitated after three days at the Karbi foothills at Bagheghati, Chapanala, close to the species rich Swang Reserve Forest, Nagaon, from where it is suspected to have been captured. Acting on specific information, the team found the Slow Loris in a bag inside the house. However, the poacher managed  to escape.

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Rituraj Phukan is the Chief Operating Officer, Walk For Water; District Manager, Assam, Nagaland & Manipur, The Climate Reality Project India and Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization.

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