Thoubal, July 2,
A slow Loris, zoological name, Nycticebus Bengalansis which wandered into the Uyal Makha Leikai in Thoubal District on Sunday night has been rescued.
The Slow Loris rescued by Brothers of Heisnam Manichandra Pradhan Wangbal GP and his family of Uyal Makha Leikai has been handed over to members of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur yesterday. The animal will be released on a safe place today.
WBCC Secretary N.Romes said Slow Loris, a small but lovely primate, is now endangered in all its natural habitats including Manipur. Using the animal as traditional medicine is one of the greatest cause for decrease in the population of the animal.
He further repealed to the general public not to kill the animal but to save it and hand it over to the Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee (WBCC) Manipur otherwise, Slow Loris may become extinct from the Earth.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]