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Tweets from Thailand: Singer Rihanna snuggles with protected wildlife

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 file photo, singer-songwriter Rihanna performs at "Le Sporting" in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour” to Europe. Rihanna has left behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph from a Thailand trip that led police to arrest two men for peddling protected primates. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
September 22, 2013 - 2:26 AM

BANGKOK - Pop star Rihanna has left behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph from a Thailand trip that led police to arrest two men for peddling protected primates.

On a break from her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna stopped in Thailand to visit the island of Phuket, where she befriended some local wildlife.

She posted a link on Twitter to an Instagram photo showing her snuggling up to a furry primate called the slow loris, and tweeted Friday: "Look who was talkin dirty to me!"

The slow loris, native to Southeast Asia, is listed as a protected species.

A Phuket official said Sunday the picture led police to arrest two people Saturday. They could face up to four years in prison if charged with possession of protected animals.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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