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Slow Loris takes Zbto bus to Nagaland Zoological Park

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By EMN Updated: Sep 04, 2013 11:29 pm
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Dimapur, September 4

Nagaland Zoological Park in Rangapahar has received a Slow Loris from a group of wildlife conservationists on Wednesday. The group had spared no efforts to safely bring the Slow Loris to the zoological park, officials of the park informed today.  “The Slow Loris was brought to the Zoological Park at around 9:30 AM by Shilu Pongen of Longjang village presently resident of  5th Mile Dimapur, an employee of Electrical department posted at Tuli and a  handed over to the staff of the park,” a note from the park management said.
On enquiry about the “origin of the Slow Loris” by the staff for official record, it was revealed that the animal was actually rescued from Zunheboto by two friends namely Lanu Akum of Akhoya village a junior Engineer in PHED posted at Zunheboto and Achi Lkr of Longjang village, a havildar with the Wireless department, also posted at Zunheboto.
“What was really touching and encouraging is that the Slow Loris was send by bus from Zunheboto to Dimapur by Lanu and Achi. The Slow Loris was collected in Dimapur bus station by Shilu and brought to the zoological park. The animal was examined and found to be dehydrated and a little weak. It is being kept in the park’s temporary rescue centre under observation,” the park said
The director and staff of Nagaland Zoological Park are “overwhelmed by such efforts in order to safe or wildlife species. We thank the team for their concern and appreciate the efforts they made to bring the animal safely to the Zoological Park,” the park officials said in the note.
The director of Nagaland Zoological Park can be contacted at the following number: 9436012145. For more information Shilu Pongen may be contacted at the following number: 9862193367.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 04, 2013 11:29:17 pm