Pey was rescued from a market on the outskirts of Phnom Penh by a well-meaning Cambodian who purchased her in an attempt to save her from a trader. She was found terrified, stressed, and in desperate need of medical attention.
Slow lorises are the only venomous primates in the world, and can secrete a toxin from glands located on their elbows, which when mixed with their saliva, produces a toxic bite. In order to sell her as a pet, Pey’s teeth had been painfully clipped off. Unfortunately, this means that she will have to live at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center so keepers can ensure she receives proper care and a sufficient diet, which would be impossible for her in the wild.
Although Pey will never be able to return to the forest, you can help keep her happy and comfortable, and ensure the best possible future for her by making a sponsorship!
You can help us care for Pey, and other animals like her, by becoming a monthly sponsor! For as little as $5 a month you can help us make a difference in the lives of these highly trafficked animals! Thank you so much for your support!
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