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The cutest face in the rainforest - a slow loris peeks out, West Java, JAAN

The cutest face in the rainforest - a slow loris peeks out, West Java, JAAN

I was filming in Java... I visited a good friend at an animal rescue centre in Jakarta, and he showed me the latest slow loris that his team had just rescued from the streets.
Just a few years ago these tiny primates became internet famous when more than 12 million people watched a YouTube video of one being tickled in a Russian flat. Sadly this sudden popularity fuelled a boom in the illegal international pet trade which has pushed the slow loris closer to extinction. This loris was one of the lucky ones and was soon released into a wild forest reserve far from the city. #EarthOnLocation #BBCEarth #Conservation #Jakarta #Indonesia #Java #Primate #PetTrade #Illegal #Loris

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