Pygmy slow loris (Photo: Mark Dumont)

Pygmy slow loris (Photo: Mark Dumont)

Both pygmy and slow lorises are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and they are under high pressure due to hunting for the pet trade and for use in traditional medicine. The Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC), located just outside of Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam, has been a model for rescue and rehabilitation of some of the world’s most endangered primate species, including lorises, since 1993. The Zoo supports EPRC’s efforts to bolster the wild population of these species in Cuc Phuong National Park and learn more about them through ecological research.