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Pygmy Slow Loris

Nycticebus pygmaeus

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Omnivore:
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
Distribution:
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

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.