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Slender Loris


Slender Loris
Habitat

Tropical Rainforest

Zoo Diet

Insects, fruit, gums, small vertebrates.

Behaviour

The slender loris is nocturnal, sleeping by day while gripping a branch with its hands and feet. Its grasp is so strong that the animal can hang by one leg and feed in this position.

Breeding

After a gestation of 180-193 days a single youngster is born. The female carries the baby for several days after which she deposits it on a branch (baby parking), collecting it later in the night or the following morning.

Threats

Habitat destruction, pet trade.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Loris lydekkerianus grandis
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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