SFC lauds Kapit resident for handing over slow loris

The slow loris that was retrieved by SFC from the local resident in Kapit.

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KUCHING, March 4: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) has praised the efforts shown by a resident in Kapit for handing over a slow loris, or locally know as an ukang or bengkang to SFC RP Kapit.

SFC in a statement said the animal was found on March 3, in the backyard of the resident’s house who contacted SFC RP Kapit after realising that this species is a completely protected animal.

“While waiting for the arrival of the SFC team, he placed the animal in a cage to ensure its safety,” SFC said.

Slow loris’ are small primates that feature large eyes and fur that mimics the forest floor, and are slow-moving, nocturnal creatures.

According to SFC, two members of SFC RP Kapit visited the residence today (March 4) to carry out the retrieval process.

“We at SFC would like to thank the resident involved for his concern in taking good care of the slow loris as well as the prudent action to contact the SFC for further action to manage the fully protected animal,” the statement added.

The slow loris was released by SFC personnel at Tun Ahmad Zaidi Nature Reserve in Sibu this evening.

Following the retrieval by SFC, the animal was safely released at the Tun Ahmad Zaidi Nature Reserve in Sibu, at 4.30pm today. — DayakDaily