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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Lorisidae
Genus:Loris
Genus species:Loris tardigratus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:18-26 cm
Weight:300 g
Identification:The fur of the slender loris is gray or reddish in color. Its eyes are surrounded by black, and there is a white stripe running down its nose.
Habitat:Rainforests, open woodlands, swamp forests
Diet:Omnivore: insects, lizards, small birds, eggs, shoots, leaves
Reproduction:The breeding season falls twice during the year. Most births occur during May and December. One, sometimes two, young are born after a gestation period of 135 days.
Behavior:Slender lorises are arboreal and nocturnal.
Status:Vulnerable
Interesting Facts:Both of the thumbs and great toes are opposable to aid in grasping limbs.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:Slender loris
primate
monkey
Loris (Genus)
Lorises
Prosimians
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata