Lily was brought into IAR's primate centre in Java, Indonesia in November 2013. He was one of 238 slow lorises confiscated by forestry officials who found them packed into small crates by illegal wildlife traders. Some of them were babies that were too young to be separated from their mothers and had sadly died.
Lily survived his ordeal despite being less than a year old. He is now in good health and we hope to return him to the wild when he is older and has learnt sufficient skills to fend for himself.
Lily was initially thought to be a girl, hence his name "Lily"! Slow lorises do not show sexual dimorphism at a young age. In April 2015 the team confirmed that Lily is in fact, a boy.