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Slender loris
Key Facts:

Adult Size : 0.3 - 0.6 pounds

Natural Range : Indochina peninsula:
Vietnam, Laos, Kampchea, Malaysia,
China and the Hainin Island.

Social life : Solitary nocturnal forager

Habitat : Tropical rainforest, dry
semi-deciduous forest, scrub and
montane forest and swamp areas

Diet : Insects, young leaves, shoots,
hard-rind fruits and flowers, occasional
eggs and small vertebrates

Lifespan : 15 years

Number of young : 1 - 2 offspring
every 9 - 10 months
Interesting Facts
  • Slender lorises roll up in a ball to
    rest.
  • Slender lorises are incapable of
    jumping even short distances,
    but they can bridge significant
    gaps in the trees with their long
    limbs.
  • Female slender lorises have two
    pairs of mammary glands.
  • Female slender lorises hang
    upside-down during mating.
  • Slender lorises are often
    referred to as "bananas on
    stilts."
  • Slender lorises' main form of
    defense is to freeze until the
    danger passes.
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