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Everything You Need To Know About The Slow Loris

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Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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You may recognize this cute animal from viral videos, but how much do you really know about the slow loris?

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The Upsetting Truth Behind 'Cute' Slow Loris Videos
"A new short film explores the disturbing reality behind the "cute" slow loris videos that have proliferated online over the past few years. The small, huge-eyed primates may look adorable being tickled, getting brushed or clutching tiny umbrellas, but they're actually suffering, according to the film, which was posted online last week by U.K.-based International Animal Rescue."

Slow Loris Had His Teeth Ripped Out So Tourists Could Take Selfies
"Earlier this week, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) received a call about a slow loris who was surrendered to a rescue group after a passerby "found" him on a beach - but, like many of WFFT's rescues, the story didn't quite add up."

The Little Fireface Project
"Welcome to the Little Fireface Project, or "Proyek Muka Geni", named after the Sundanese word for Javan slow loris. This project, headed by internationally recognised Professor Anna Nekaris, aims to learn more about all slow loris species, with a focus on the Critically Endangered Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) and to promote conservation at a local level."

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