The slow loris peered over the edge of his transport carrier and gazed up at the canopy of trees. After spending months in rehabilitation, he was finally seeing the forest again — and he seemed very happy about it.
Earlier this month, the team at International Animal Rescue (IAR) released this slow loris, as well as 19 others, into a large habituation enclosure set up within a rainforest in West Java, Indonesia. All of them had previously been kept illegally as pets, but their owners had eventually done the right thing and surrendered them to the Conservation of Natural Resources Department (BBKSDA). From there, the slow lorises went to IAR for medical care and rehabilitation.