Take a wander through our Wildlife at Night exhibit to spot this nocturnal species.
Gray slender loris inhabit forests, plantations and jungles in eastern and southern India and Sri Lanka. They seem to prefer degraded forests instead of primary forest, often living in areas near human habitations.
They are insectivores, eating mostly ants and termites, though they will also eat beetles, spiders and occasionally small vertebrates.
This species has a high priority for conservation breeding. Newquay Zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) which is managed by Poznan Zoo, Poland. In India and Sri Lanka, habitat loss has affected this species, and the plantations where the loris lives are an unstable habitat, subject to harvesting at any time.