Slow loris likely used for selfies had his teeth clipped

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Slow Loris Likely Used For Selfies Had His Teeth Clipped

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, or WFFT, has rescued an abused Bengal slow loris who was likely used as a prop in tourist selfies.

Among the many shocking findings concerning the animal's physical state was the small primate's lack of teeth, notes The Dodo.

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WFFT workers believe they were clipped due to the animals' bite being venomous.

According to the organization, "Teeth clipping and extraction is common with captive lorises, particularly those that are used illegally as photo prop animals to prevent them from causing injuries to the people..."

The rescued slow loris, who has since been named Boris, also appears to have suffered a broken wrist at one point, likely when he was being captured.

He was found on a beach in Thailand and ultimately turned over to WFFT, according to The Telegraph.

As Boris is no longer fit to live in the wild, he will be kept at the WFFT's sanctuary.

See this sweet slow loris:

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Slow loris had teeth ripped out to pose for tourist photos

Abused slow loris had teeth cruelly ripped out

(Photo credit: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand)

Abused slow loris had teeth cruelly ripped out

(Photo credit: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand)

Abused slow loris had teeth cruelly ripped out

(Photo credit: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand)

Abused slow loris had teeth cruelly ripped out

(Photo credit: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand)

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