Skinny and malnourished, not to mention very anxious from being taken from the forest and put into a cage, the little animal was going to be sold as a pet.An untreated wound festered on one of his legs.
Under COP's care, this lucky slow loris is receiving much-needed medical treatment.
"Not only does the slow loris pet trade cause unimaginable suffering, it is also the biggest threat to the survival of the species, which is in serious danger of extinction," according to International Animal Rescue (IAR), an organization that works to save animals from suffering around the world and aims to raise awareness about what life is really like for wild animals sold as pets.
But this slow loris rescued by COP has dodged a cruel fate that threatens so many of his peers.
The wound on his leg was cleaned and bandaged. And he was given fresh bananas to eat.
"Precious baby, get well after your horrible ordeal," one commenter wrote on Facebook, after seeing the photographs of the slow loris snatched from certain doom at the last moment. "Sending love and healing light to you."
This slow loris came so close to experiencing what too many already have - a pet trade that threatens the species's very survival.