Lucky Loris

Jun 17, 2010   //   by admin   //   Featured  //  2 Comments

A truck driver on his way to Bangalore in the night saw two pairs of eyes shining in the middle of the road. He immediately parked the truck, got down and went to investigate only to find 2 slender loris’ (Kaadu papa in Kannada).

One of them moved away into the nearby bushes immediately. The other one was trying to move but could not. The truck driver slowly rolled over the loris and saw a very bad injury on one of its hind legs. He immediately picked it up and brought it to Bangalore and gave a call to Vanamitra. We rushed to the spot and picked up the loris from him.

The loris is now under rehab and is being treated for the injury and will be released back into the same spot once he is fine. The efforts of the truck driver needs to largely appreciated in this case. Day in and day out we see road kills on highways for which truck drivers are largely responsible. For a change it was nice to meet one responsible driver. In fact the driver calls us everyday and says “Henge ide sir namma papa?” (“How is OUR loris?”) :-) Saving the life of a loris has inspired him so much that he now wants to become a volunteer of Vanamitra and help Wildlife as much as he can.

Thats real conservation for me.


  • good job done….

    thanks a lot to our driver bhai sahab… who saved this poor creature’s life.

  • Hats off to the driver and to Vaanamitra crew :) Keep up the good work !!

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