Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Gray slender loris

Loris lydekkerianus


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


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

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


jackemled 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

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

Dixie 9 years ago

So cute!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Wonderful !

Nicole_D_19 10 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

great spotting please consider adding this to the mission

victoria.vikspics 12 years ago

that is very cute and so small

Ryan21 12 years ago

so cute!
nice spotting!

LarryGraziano 12 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Congrats. Cute creature.

ChunXingWong 12 years ago

Great spotting 16 years ago.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

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

Atul 12 years ago

congrats !!! and amazing spotting

peter 12 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."

JeremyCherson 12 years ago

love the lemur!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Wonderful story and picture!

KarenL 12 years ago

Wonderful photo!

noah.kotzur 12 years ago

How did you find it?

JungleLoveMamasita 12 years ago

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

BonzPondriiztour 12 years ago

Yo great shot , guy

Aditi Rajan
Aditi Rajan 12 years ago

amazing shot! They are very difficult to spot!

textless 12 years ago

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

BrandonBlount 12 years ago

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

Kurunegala, වයඹ පළාත, Sri Lanka

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

Related Spottings

Grey Slender Loris Greater Slow loris Bison alpaca

Nearby Spottings

Toque Macaque Monkey Chalky Percher Red-wattled Lapwing Blue Tiger


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team