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.
Nick Marx is the Director of Wildlife Rescue and Care for Wildlife Alliance, working at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Cambodia
Common wooly monkey. Photo by Michael turco
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 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