Adopter Update for Year 6 - January 2019
Lily was taken from his mother at just a few months old, before he had a chance to learn how to be a wild slow loris. At our primate centre on the island of Java, Lily's carers encourage wild slow loris behaviour by giving him plenty of enrichment so he can learn how to extract his food. This food-based enrichment is placed in various items around his enclosure every night, along with his usual food.
Lily displays other natural slow loris behaviours, such as wariness of humans. He will spend a lot of time in his favourite place - high up in his insect tray (pictured) - away from people.
Unfortunately Lily is currently suffering from a skin complaint on his chest and stomach which is causing dampness and baldness in those areas. This is likely to be a combination of the recent wet weather conditions in Indonesia and his over-grooming. Lily is receiving special treatment for this condition and is expected to make a quick recovery.
Overall though Lily's health is very good, and the vets are really pleased with his bodily condition and natural behaviour.
Thank you for helping us care for Lily.