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Man Goes To Take A Shower And Finds Someone's Already In There

Whoa.

A man in Thailand got quite a surprise when he went into his bathroom shower and tried to turn on the faucet. 

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

A wide-eyed little animal was clinging to the showerhead, staring right back at him. 

The animal was a Sunda slow loris, a vulnerable wild animal who is often stolen from the wild to be sold on the black market as a pet. 

Luckily, this particular slow loris had just lost his way. 

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

"He was found clinging to a showerhead," Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) wrote. "He may have lost his way or been searching for food."

Rescuers from WFFT arrived to help the little guy out of the shower and into an examination room at the center, where veterinarians could evaluate whether he was fit to return to the wild.

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT
Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

Even though this slow loris wasn't so unfortunate as to be trafficked as a pet, his rescue story indicates another threat facing animals like him: diminishing habitat

"Forest loss has been so severe in the region that it is likely to have had some negative impacts," the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) wrote. "Animals are shot as crop pests and for other reasons." 

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT
Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

The little slow loris was discovered to be strong enough to fare on his own in the forest.

"Luckily for this little guy he was saved and still healthy," WFFT wrote. "He was housed at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital for a few days to assess his health, [and] he was then taken to a secret location to release him back to the wild."

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT
Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

But more needs to be done to make sure animals like this guy have the protection and freedom they deserve in the long-term. 

"As human populations encroach into the ancient forest habitats of these special little primates they are forced to try and adapt to new surroundings," WFFT added.

Wild slow loris found in Thailand man's shower
WFFT

As this slow loris climbed back up into the wild treetops, he gave his rescuers a glance back, as if in thanks.

"As you can see from the photos he was rather happy to return to the forest," WFFT wrote.

You can help make a difference for animals like these by making a donation to WFFT