A slow loris, locally known as “Lojjaboti Banor”, and a fishing cat were rescued in Rangamati’s Bagaichhari upazila and Naniarchhar upazila.

The slow loris was released at Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary today, said Moynul Haque, forest beat official of the area.

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Locals rescued the slow loris from Imam Para area last night, the official said.

Ajit Kumar Rudra, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) at Chattogram Hill Tracts (north division), said, “Most of the creatures are often caught and beaten to death. However, this slow loris was lucky to be freed into a local forest.”

Meanwhile, local administration and forest department rescued a fishing cat after locals caught it recently.

They released the cat into the forest this noon, said Shiuly Rahman Tinni, upazila nirbahi officer of Naniarchar upazila.

“We rescued the cat from the locals which was found injured and later released it,” she said.


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