(Rihanna Snuggles Up to the Protected Slow Loris, via Instagram)

(Rihanna Snuggles Up to her Protected Furry Friend, via Instagram)

Rihanna enjoyed a well-deserved break from her Diamonds World Tour this weekend on the island of Phucket, located off the coast of Thailand, but the mini vacation turned out to be a troublesome one (inadvertently, we might add). In addition to posting a slew of sexy bikini photos on Instagram, RiRi also shared a picture of herself snuggling up to a slow loris, which just so happens to be a protected species.

According to AP, police authorities were alerted to the picture, and arrested the two individuals — a 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy — who were peddling the slow lorises for photo opportunities for tourists. The pair could face charges of possession of protected animals, which carries a penalty of up to four years in jail and a 40,000 baht ($1,300) fine.

The moral of the story, boys and girls: don’t incriminate yourself (or in this case, others) on Instagram. Rihanna soon flew to nearby Singapore, where her Diamonds World Tour continues tonight.

Check out more photos from Rihanna’s bikini diary and illegal wildlife encounter after the jump…

Photo Credit: Instagram

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