Fast facts about the slow loris:
- Nine species of slow lorises currently recognized — the Bengal, Bornean, greater, Hiller’s, Javan, Kayan, Philippine, pygmy and Sody’s. That adorable fur baby above is a pygmy loris.
- Slow lorises have one of the slowest primate life histories; six months pregnancy for these teeny primates produces babies the weight of a handful of paper clips (less than 50 g). They can live to be 25 years old.
- Nightmare fuel: Their movement looks similar to a snake’s due to their twisting movement caused by having several more vertebra in their spine than other primates.
- Cuddly murderer—The slow loris has a bite so poisonous that its venom can kill you. Currently there is no known cure and we don’t know why the slow loris is venomous