Primates are generally categorized into three groupings—monkeys, apes, and prosimians. Typically thought to be more primitive than other primates, prosimians tend to be small and nocturnal. The big-eyed potto certainly fits the bill.
- Though the potto is slow, it can quickly snatch up small prey animals if the opportunity arises.
- A mother potto “parks” her baby on a hidden tree branch while she goes out to forage at night.
- As solitary primates, pottos leave behind urine trails along branches to communicate with each other through scent.