Is that a tree-climber in your pants or are you happy to be here?

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Pygmy Loris

Pygmy Loris (AP photo)

Three United Arab Emirates nationals have been arrested after security guards at India’s capital airport found two of the men hiding slender lorises in small pouches in their underwear. The BBC says security guards at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport noticed a bulge in their briefs during a frisk and uncovered the nocturnal, carnivorous primates.

The men were traveling from Bangkok to Dubai when they passed through the airport.  The lorises, which experts fear are becoming extinct, were in “OK, but deteriorating” condition. They are now getting treatment. Lorises are small primates that are native to parts of Asia, and they have recently become a popular exotic pet.

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