Slender loris gets trapped in house, rescued by forest personnel

Slender loris gets trapped in house, rescued by forest personnel
The slender loris rescued from a Pathanamthitta home. Photo: Manorama

Thannithode: A slender loris strayed into a house and found itself trapped in the building at Thekkuthode in Pathanamthitta district.

The slender loris was found at the living room of the house, belonging to Biju, around Sunday afternoon. Then the help of forest personnel from Gurunathan Mannu forest station of the Vadasserikkara range was sought.

Section forest officer M A Shaji of the Gurunathan Mannu forest station, beat forest officers F Prakash, H Shaji, and driver S Shaji caught hold of the animal. However, the frightened animal bit on the finger of officer M A Shaji.

It was finally caught and released into the forest.

The forest department officials said that this was for the first time that a slender loris was caught from the Ranni forest division limits.

An endangered species, slender loris is listed under Schedule I. Mostly found in dense forest forests, they live on huge trees. They are herbivorous.

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