Pasar the Javan slow loris was snatched from the cool shade of the Indonesian rainforest when only weeks old, stuffed into a small dark box filled with other terrified lorises and transported into the noise, heat and blinding sunlight of an animal market in Jakarta.
Before he was put up for sale Pasar’s tiny canine teeth were filed down by the dealer in the market to make the little creature defenceless. After police raided the market he was taken to the International Animal Rescue centre in Ciapus. Pasar is now starting to gain strength and is showing good early signs of making a recovery. It is hoped that Pasar will make a full recovery and will one day be independent enough to return to the wild, but he has a long road ahead of him.