International Animal Rescue Week: Slow Loris

Hey It’s Jet Here.

When Mom and I saw the badge last week for the Extreme Pet Bloggers Blog Hop –  A Week of International Shelter/Rescue Awareness, we grabbed the badge from Two Cavaliers and jumped on board.

Mom and I enjoy research and decided tonight (Friday night) would be perfect to look into this topic.  With the power of Google, Mom typed in International Animal Rescue and the first item led us to the organization carrying that exact name.  On the home page, the first picture we saw mentioned saving the Slow Loris.  You may or may not know this – Mom’s name is Lori, so, naturally, she had to click.

Boy did we learn a lot.  The Slow Loris (night monkey in Latin), live in Indonesia and sit on the precipice of extinction.  The typical story – shrinking habitat and illegal trade; these nocturnal primates need help.  Here are some facts:

  • Omnivorous.
  • Low Reproductive rates.
  • About 4.5 pounds (2 kg).
  • Up to a 20 year lifespan.
  • Covers its head with two arms to protect it.
  • Their bite is toxic and can even be deadly to humans.  Naughty humans remove their teeth with nail clippers.  This mutilation can cause infection, pain (of course) and the inability to return to the wild.

Enter International Animal Rescue.  They currently have a facility set up in West Java caring for 100 slow loris.  Here’s a link to a Youtube video.   Some animals return to the wild with radio collars.  The BBC filmed Jungle Gremlins of Java, a documentary raising awareness.

Mom and I usually associate rescue with felines and K9s and sometimes primates,  big cats and farm animals.  Thank you for helping us expand our knowledge to include the Slow Loris of Indonesia.  The IAR exists on donations only, stop by and see all the worthy work they do.

Another great, let’s raise awareness, day.

Thanks to Life With DogsConfessions of the Plume and Two Little Cavaliers for hosting the Saturday Blog Hop.

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18 thoughts on “International Animal Rescue Week: Slow Loris

  1. Brilliant!!!! I would never have thought to search using the words for iar! Will hop over to their site today, and I have to get my post done for this wonderful project….thanks for leading the way Jet! Paw pats, Savannah

    • Hey Savvy, Your Champion here. Hi Miss Linda.

      So glad you liked it, wasn’t sure how many people participated or saw the post. We can ALWAYS count on you, my damsel? (what would you be if I am your Champion? damsel, m’lady?)

      Have to give credit to Mom for the search idea. 🙂

  2. Hi i’ve just hoped across from the Extreme pet bloggers blog hop. I’d never heard of the Slow Loris before, you learn something new everyday.

  3. Hi sweet Jetty – WOW a slow Loris – so cool – very intresting and cute little guy! Praying they are saved from extinction! Thanks for all the great info!

    How are you all feeling today? I hope it was a little better day for all.

    I worked at Petsmart today and last night also – got to snuggle 2 Newfoundlands ( a Dad and his son – they were so awesome – huge black teddy bears!!), one terrific black flat coated retreiever – ooh I really loved him up Jetty! solid black with tons of personality like you!!, several small types, yorkies, doxies, moxies, poeekies etc!, , 2 great danes, a cool shepherd puppy, 2 beautiful huskies and I blew kisses from afar at all the kitties!

    sending extra goodnight hugs and kisses to you,JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Sorry we’re seeing this so late Miss Wendy, we’re trying to catch up.

      Yes, we’re adjusting to a quieter house. Glad you enjoyed the Loris piece, not sure if anyone read it!!!

      OOhh Newfies, Mom loves those furry K9s. Lots of big K9s, wow! Mom would have had a great day beside you! Ahhh sending feline love in the air… too sweet.

      Stay safe today, Miss Wendy. Love to the crew. xoxoxoxo

    • Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here. Hi Miss Stella.

      Thank you so much for thinking of us… we love that award and will thank you properly as we catch up.

      Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs. xoxoxo

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