Nycticebus coucang

(slow loris) by coco lambourn

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the slow loris

Today I will be talking about the slow Loris witch is a critically endangered spices of mammal. The slow Loris has many different colors for example dark brown, light brown, white, black or grey and completely covered in fur which is very camouflage for being a tree animal.


The slow Loris eats bamboo, leaves, flowers, palms, berries and has been known for eating small birds, insects, tree sap, nectar, lizards, and bird eggs. The slow Loris lives in tall trees in the rain forest and are normally in parts of Asia or other tropical places in the world like Brunei, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippians, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.this animal does not interact with other animals or other species of slow loris.it stays warm by its fur and It stays cool by it stays high in the trees so it can capture the coldness of the wind.


The Loris may be very cute and it might be tempting to touch but watch out because it has an extremely poisons bite that can make you very ill and is nocturnal which means it can see at night and it makes a loud hissing noise so it can scare away other animals. Because of this poison the Loris covers its babies in it so if they are eaten the predator will get sick. At pregnancy the Loris ways (at birth) 0.048 kg and (at wearing) 0.052kg and is normally and out 35.85.C which is quite high. When a slow Loris gets pregnant it is not going to give birth anytime soon because it takes approximately 578 day which is probably the reason they are so endangered. Being a critically endangered animal is not good for this animal because every day more and more Lorises are decreasing each day because of destruction of habitat and predators.


For protection the slow Loris tucks its head between its legs and turns into a ball and rolls away from predators. The slow Loris is also a very snake like animal because of its bones, it actually has thinner bones than any other monkey of mammal.

slow loris

fun fact: slow lorises have extraordinary muscles so can stay in one place for a extremely long time