Rihanna’s Thailand Instagram Photos Lead to Animal Keepers’ Arrest
While taking a mini-vacation from her Diamonds World Tour, RiRi visited the island of Phuket in Thailand. During her travels she posted a photograph of herself snuggling up to a wide-eyed furry primate called the slow loris. "Look who was talkin dirty to me!" she wrote.
Unbeknownst to Rihanna, the squirrel-looking animal is listed as a protected species. The photo instantly went viral worldwide and eventually caught the attention of Phuket police.
"Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture (of Rihanna), and last night police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists," a Phuket district chief, Weera Kerdsirimongkon, told U.K.'s the Telegraph via telephone Sunday (Sept. 22).
Authorities seized the two lorises from a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who could face charges of possession of protected animals, which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and a 40,000 baht ($1,300) fine.
Meanwhile, Rihanna has been on a posting binge on Instagram. The R&B superstar has posted several photos of herself feeding animals of the unprotected variety -- elephants.
RiRi also showed off some sexy photos of herself in different bathing suits.
Check out some of the pics below: