A slow loris which was found stranded and fallen from a tree opposite Essar Patrol Pump, Gumin Nagar, 2 Mile at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was later released in the wild after consulting with veterinary doctors.
The injured slow loris was discovered by one Opang Jerang of Upper Banskata early on Wednesday morning.
Jeran rescued it and handed over to the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary Division of Pasighat which was later released.
Receiving the rescued slow loris from Jerang, divisional forest officer, D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, Division, Pasighat, Tasang Taga said that, it’s a rare gesture of nobleness of Jerang.
He said that Jerang rescued the partly injured nocturnal primate from 2 Mile area which might have got injured and fallen from tree due to heavy storm previous night.
Taga, a trained wildlife officer from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and very fond of saving wildlife, extended his thankfulness to Opang Jerang who came to hand over the injured primate to DFO.
“It is rare gesture and nobleness nature of Jerang toward wildlife as our people have a general tendency of killing any wildlife animals,” he said.
“We need to preserve and protect our wildlife before its too late and goes extinction”, added Taga who have taken up enough strong measures in neutralizing hunting inside the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary.
He has taken initiative in dismantling and felling down around hundreds of hunting machans and salt lick ambush laid by hunters after he takes over the charge of DFO last year.
Meanwhile, Taga has appealed every section of society to come forward in saving wildlife so as to safe environment as without wildlife forest and environment are imbalanced.
“Anyone having rescued or rescuing any wildlife in distress may immediately inform me @ 9862624766 or pass on the information of any wildlife offense in personal contact as a part of securing wildlife in the district and the state,” added Taga.
The slow loris are a group of five species of Strepsirrhine primate which make up the Genus Nycticebus, and this ‘Nycticebus Bengalensis‘ are locally called Lajuki Bandor in Assamese and Besung Raaye in Adi.
Found in South and Southeast Asia, they range from Bangladesh and Northeast India in the east to the Philippines.