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Borneo slow loris

Nycticebus coucang

Description:

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_loris)

Habitat:

I was doing a re-survey of the land for development and spotted the subject nearby. We hang some bananas on different spot and leave it for the next day. Very fortunate it was still there for me. I wanted to bring it home for pet but failed to catch.

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15 Comments

I would hope they mean shooting with a camera and not with a weapon of any sort!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Amboi, comel betul haiwan ini!
Tidak sangkah ia dapat dijumpai dekat dengan kawasan bandaraya KK. Kasihan betul haiwan ini jika habitatnya dimusnahkan. Spesies ini terlindung di bawah undang-undang kerana ia spesies yang terancam. Saya harap anda dapat mendapatkan pertolongan untuk memindahkannya kepada kawasan hutan yang lebih selamat.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Bong please tell people not to shoot them - "The species is listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List. ... It also suffers from habitat loss, which has been severe in the areas in which it is found." - Wikipedia

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Bong it is too sad when humans destroy the home of this creature. If you must catch it please put it in a better part of the forest - not kept as a pet.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks for your quick response, Bong! I have helped you a bit by placing the reference to the wikipedia page in the reference section and moved your habitat information to the habitat section. I realize that it can sometimes be confusing to know exactly where to place the information.

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 7 years ago

Thanks Maria for the feedback very much appreciated...its done.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you for the additional information, Bong Ambutong. Could you please add the link to the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_loris) and then remove the lengthy text from the habitat section and instead add the information about where you spotted it in that section? Although I can imagine you all found it very attractive, it is actually good that you were not able to catch it for a pet. Most slow loris species are listed as endangered or vulnerable by IUCN and they should not be removed from the wild at all. I'm not sure about the law in Malaysia, but it also may be illegal to take them from the wild. Please don't try to catch one. Thanks.

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 7 years ago

BarbaraSing, Baghya Herath, Reza, Maria dB and Venusflytrap thanks for your comments. Maria information are from WIKIPEDIA and the subject is in the forest it is wild spotting. spotted a day before roaming around and went the next day trying weather the subject will show again,fortunately it does. After shooting a few we wanted to catch it for pet but failed..

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

great info, and it is so cute! nice photography!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

This is a wonderful spotting. You copied a lot of information in the habitat section which is very interesting. However, this section is to tell us where you saw the animal. Perhaps you could say whether it was in a forest or in a zoo?

Outstanding !

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!! soooooo cute....

BarbaraSing
BarbaraSing 7 years ago

WOW!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 7 years ago

Thanks Malta and Ernst have a wonderful day. .

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting! Thanks for sharing!

Bong Ambutong
Spotted by
Bong Ambutong

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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