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One of the slow loris in the Singapore Zoo's off-exhibit holding facility. Each year dozens of slow loris are confiscated from illegal pet owners/smugglers by the authorities and sent to the zoo for housing or export.

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Zooish, 17 Dec 2007
    • Zooish
      One of the slow loris in the Singapore Zoo's off-exhibit holding facility. Each year dozens of slow loris are confiscated from illegal pet owners/smugglers by the authorities and sent to the zoo for housing or export.
    • Zooish
      Yeah, they're adorable animals to work with, especially those that have been hand-raised.
    • Sun Wukong
      Adorable, yet poisonous, too...BTW:Export to whom?
    • Zooish
      The only venomous primate in the world... What a species...

      The loris are exported to other zoos or back to a wildlife facility in their country of origin.
    • Sun Wukong
      And You don't happen to send them to European zoos, do You? As far as I know, Augsburg Zoo is desperately looking for a second specimen.
    • Zooish
      Have they contacted Singapore Zoo? The problem with sending animals to Europe is ultimately cost. I'm quite sure we have a few surplus animals at the moment.
    • Writhedhornbill
      You sent some to The aspinnal parks didn't you?
    • Zooish
      I'm not aware of that Jon :)
    • Sun Wukong
      @Zooish. Don't know, have to ask the next time. As it is a rather small zoo, I doubt they'll invest a lot of money-although they're willling to spend way too much on getting Southern white rhinos from Africa (while other European zoos would welcome them taking their Black rhino offspring...:rolleyes:)
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