Slow loris rescued, bird trapping nets seized  

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Imphal, June 15: Forest staff, Waikhong and Wangoo Lamkhai BO, and local people rescued a well grown slow loris which was found climbing on an electric post at  Lamjao Tejpur mamang Leikai in Kakching district on Sunday evening.

A large crowd was watching the slow loris climbing on the post before it was rescued. The slow loris was released at an appropriate location on Monday.

Forest staff later seized two bird trapping nets from Langmeidong paddy field. They found a dying charoi (black drongo) which could be saved.

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Range forest officer, Kakching, N. Munal Meitei said due to human destruction of natural habitats of slow loris and the degrading environment slow loris come out in open in different parts of the state.

Forest department and NGOs have been seizing bird traps and so far collected a huge number of them. Unfortunately, it seems that people are ignorant. If they are aware of the benefits provided by animals and birds to humankind, they would not have killed birds and animals, Munal said.

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He appealed the people to live with birds and animals treating them as inseparable friends.

Saying that people should regard that humankind may one day extinct from the earth as a result of hunting animals and birds, the forest officer appealed all to conserve the environment.

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