This animal, however, was one of the lucky ones. Someone informed members of Ecoproject, a nonprofit group working to protect wildlife, about the slow loris, who was being kept underneath a villager's house. Bobi Handoko, the cofounder of Ecoproject, arrived at the house with a community elder, and confronted the person keeping the slow loris. "I had to talk to them for hours to try and make them understand why it's important for these animals to be left in the wild," Handoko tells The Dodo. "I was very afraid they'd ask me to go away and sell the slow loris anyway."