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loris

primitive primate, nocturnal and arboreal, insectivorous and without a tail; very slow moving and related to lemurs. Includes slender loris (Loris tardigradus), slow loris (Nycticebus coucang).
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Meanwhile, viral videos of people playing with lorises have made pet owners want them even more (see Mistaken for Pets, page 7).
The ancestors of modern lemurs and relatives of lorises living in equatorial Africa and Madagascar must have also reached Africa by 34 million years ago, Williams proposes.
They do look insanely cute (do a Google search, if you haven't already) -- but slow lorises are also nocturnal, so being exposed to daylight in their new homes upends their whole metabolism, and they also have long, decidedly non-cute teeth which can bite and infect their new owners.
8220;It has clear protocols in place to ensure that the slow lorises and macaques at the Centre are given excellent rehabilitative care.
The lorises were rescued by the Indonesian Natural Resources Conservation Agency and were being cared for by the IAR in temporary cages at a rehabilitation centre in Bogor.
Text parallels surprising elements--the tiny Colombia frog and its poisonous skin, fuzzy weasels and their unwitting prey, and big-eyed, venomous lorises.
Police have confiscated two lorises from a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, who are facing charges of possession of protected animals, which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and 810 pounds fine.
Deep-rooted beliefs about the supernatural powers of slow lorises, such as their supposed ability to ward off evil spirits or cure wounds, have contributed to them becoming endangered.
Ecological niche modelling as a technique for assessing threats and setting conservation priorities for Asian slow lorises (Primates: Nycticebus).
Lemurs, along with lorises, belong to the Strepsirrhini branch and are also known as "wet-nosed" primates.
The only mammals present in the aviaries in $2, slow lorises (Nycticebus sp.
Michaela Strachan finds out how big cats rescued from life as pets are getting along, and two slow lorises travel north to publicise the plight.