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Pygmy Slow Loris

Nycticebus pygmaeus

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Distribution & Habitat
Slow lorises eat insects and other arthropods, small birds and reptiles, eggs, fruits, gums, nectar and vegetation
Not applicable
They are solitary animals rarely seen in a group
Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Vietnam
Habitat: Forest
Fun Fact
Slow lorises are accepted as the only known venomous primate. Slow loris venom was known in folklore in their host countries throughout southeast Asia for centuries, but dismissed by western science until the 1990s. The secretion is similar to the allergen in cat dander, loris bites cause a painful swelling, and the single case of human death reported in the scientific literature was believed to have resulted from anaphylactic shock

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