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Gray slender loris

Loris lydekkerianus

Description:

The gray slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) is a species of primate in the Loridae family. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species used to be considered as Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus but Loris tardigradus is now a separate species found in Sri Lanka. This species has been divided into several geographically separated subspecies

Notes:

this picture's was taken by my father when i was very young age he was doing project's in rural areas's in sri lanka and we found this Amazing primate in road we took time and take some picture's and put the loris back to tree and where is this little one's mother waiting for him

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24 Comments

jackemled
jackemled 7 years ago

@Mark Ridgway
Thanks for correcting me on that, I was thinking of a Slow Loris.
Its bite is poisonous because of a poison it produces in glands on its elbows, it licks off the poison into its mouth & uses it as a defense (Like how rubbing a sharp stick on a Golden Dart Frog or a Toads parotoid glands will poison it & allow it to be used a defense for yourself.).

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Not correct jackemled. You might be thinking of the Slow Loris of SE Asia. Nycticebus spp. which has a poisonous bite and does not stab with elbows.

jackemled
jackemled 7 years ago

He wants to stab you with his poisonous spit covered elbows, but he's too tired.

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

So cute!

Wonderful !

Nicole_D_19
Nicole_D_19 9 years ago

Awwwww

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

great spotting please consider adding this to the mission
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8953...

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 10 years ago

that is very cute and so small

Ryan21
Ryan21 10 years ago

so cute!
nice spotting!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

lovely!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congrats. Cute creature.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Great spotting 16 years ago.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I hope something's being done to protect them.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

congrats !!! and amazing spotting

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"The Gray slender loris is a small nocturnal prosimian. Mostly tree-dwellers, they're known for their quick, nimble acrobatics."

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JeremyCherson
JeremyCherson 10 years ago

love the lemur!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wonderful story and picture!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful photo!

noah.kotzur
noah.kotzur 10 years ago

How did you find it?

JungleLoveMamasita
JungleLoveMamasita 10 years ago

such a magical little creature. wish i could protect them all. thanks for the post.

BonzPondriiztour
BonzPondriiztour 10 years ago

Yo great shot , guy

Aditi Rajan
Aditi Rajan 10 years ago

amazing shot! They are very difficult to spot!

textless
textless 10 years ago

Very nice photos and story... and the loris is incredibly sweet.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

so cute!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent upload!!!!!

Kurunegala, වයඹ පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Oct 2, 1995
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

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