An endangered pygmy slow loris found by a local teenager from Dong Nai province is being taken care of by the Bien Hoa City biodiversity conservation centre (Photo: thanhnien.vn)

Dong Nai (VNA) - An endangered pygmy slow loris found by a local 16-year-old boy is now in the care of the Bien Hoa city Forest Protection Sub-department in Dong Nai province.  

The loris, which weighs 300g, has reddish-brown fur and a gray underside, with dorsal stripes along its back. The boy gave the animal to the sub-department on July 18.  

Bien Hoa city’s biodiversity conservation centre will take care of the animal until it is ready to be reintroduced into the wild.

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The species is listed as vulnerable in Vietnam’s Red Book, which means it is to be protected at the highest level possible.

In May, the sub-department received a small pygmy slow loris and gave it to the province’s nature and culture conservation centre in Vinh Cuu district’s Ma Da commune.-VNA