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

Species @ Risk Image
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
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN-Vulnerable)