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Students Bust Woman Trying To Sell Slow Loris In Borneo

A woman was foiled trying to sell an extremely rare slow loris for $300 on a social networking website this week, after students at a local university came across the advertisement online and convinced her to give up the animal. The students, who are part of the 1StopBrunei Wildlife Club at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Borneo (an island in Southeast Asia), drove the tiny mammal to the jungle and released it, Borneo Post reports.

The students say that they convinced the woman by explaining how rare the primate are -- all of the species of slow loris are considered either ‘endangered' or ‘vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List, and almost all are protected from international trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).