Pygmy Slow Loris

Nycticebus pygmaeus

The solitary, female loris usually bears one young at a time. The infant clings to its mother’s belly for a few days. Soon, the mother will leave the young one behind, a behavior called “parking,” as she heads out at night to forage. The young loris relies on camouflage and toxic secretions as defense against predators.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Night Hunters
lengthLength: 5.9 to 9.8 in
weightWeight: 6.7 to 8.1 oz
lifespanLifespan: 20 yrs in captivity
habitatHabitat: Rainforest, bamboo groves and shrubland
dietDiet: Insects, fruits, tree gum, snails and small vertebrates