Two night dwellers - The Slow loris and the Oriental bay owl
The Slow loris or ‘Malu malu’ as it is called Indonesia translates as ‘shy one’ - when spotted it will freeze and cover its face. They are under threat due to habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. In the east, there are deep routed beliefs that the Slow loris has super natural powers, which can ward off evil spirits and the power to cure wounds and illnesses.
Cuvier Day extra plates - All illustrations from publications by Baron Georges Cuvier
Wild Cock of Java
Wild Hen of Java