Zookeeper Sar Roeun holds a leopard cat kitten during a feeding session in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 2, 2011. Local media reported that three female leopard cat kittens, which were handed over to the centre on Oct 12, 2011, were discovered by a fisherman in a flooded area of Kandal province three weeks ago. One has since died.

Zookeeper Sar Roeun holds a leopard cat kitten during a feeding session in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 2, 2011. Local media reported that three female leopard cat kittens, which were handed over to the centre on Oct 12, 2011, were discovered by a fisherman in a flooded area of Kandal province three weeks ago. One has since died.

A Cambodian animal keeper carries a male pangolin at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province, Cambodia. The world marks the annual Pangolin Day on 20 February to raise awareness for pangolin conservation, as they estimated that every year about 10,000 pangolins are trafficked.

Animal pictures of the week: 26 February 2016

A Cambodian animal keeper carries a male pangolin at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province, Cambodia. The world marks the annual Pangolin Day on 20 February to raise awareness for pangolin conservation, as they estimated that every year about 10,000 pangolins are trafficked.

A zookeeper feeds a leopard kitten in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo, Cambodia.

A zookeeper feeds a leopard kitten in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo, Cambodia.

Nick Marx is the Director of Wildlife Rescue and Care for Wildlife Alliance, working at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Cambodia

Nick Marx is the Director of Wildlife Rescue and Care for Wildlife Alliance, working at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Cambodia

If only there were more monsters like this left in the world..

If only there were more monsters like this left in the world..

Pygmy slow loris - Slow lorises can be found across South East Asia, from Bangladesh and China's Yunnan province to the island of Borneo. The pygmy slow loris in this image is a rare, omnivorous creature from lowland forests of Indochina. It was photographed at the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in Vietnam.

Pygmy slow loris - Slow lorises can be found across South East Asia, from Bangladesh and China's Yunnan province to the island of Borneo. The pygmy slow loris in this image is a rare, omnivorous creature from lowland forests of Indochina. It was photographed at the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in Vietnam.

Common wooly monkey. Photo by Michael turco

Common wooly monkey. Photo by Michael turco

In 1983 Tippi Hendren established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions. He had to live with humans or be put down. This family took him in and loved him and he never hurt anyone.

In 1983 Tippi Hendren established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions. He had to live with humans or be put down. This family took him in and loved him and he never hurt anyone.

The pygmy slow loris occurs in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia & the Yunnan Province of China. My favourite animal & sadly endangered. Far too many ignorant people just see them as cute & get them as pets. They are toxic & nocturnal. Their habitat is being destroyed. They are hunted for food, traditional medicine and the pet trade. Hunting & capture of the pygmy loris is illegal in Cambodia, China & Vietnam, although enforcement of these laws is lacking and the penalties are too low to deter others.

The pygmy slow loris occurs in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia & the Yunnan Province of China. My favourite animal & sadly endangered. Far too many ignorant people just see them as cute & get them as pets. They are toxic & nocturnal. Their habitat is being destroyed. They are hunted for food, traditional medicine and the pet trade. Hunting & capture of the pygmy loris is illegal in Cambodia, China & Vietnam, although enforcement of these laws is lacking and the penalties are too low to deter others.

A pileated gibbon, a species found in the Central Cardamom Mountain Range, but seen here in Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre, Cambodia

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A pileated gibbon, a species found in the Central Cardamom Mountain Range, but seen here in Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre, Cambodia

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