Red Slender Loris

Red Slender LorisThe Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus) lives in India and Sri Lanka, where it feed on bird eggs, insects, lizards, fruits and leaves. It has very long, slender limbs, which give it its name. With its four way grip on each foot, it can even sleep, while holding onto branches. A group contains some adults and young, and the adults hunt during the night, while sleeping during the day. The Red Slender Loris is an endangered animal. It is often killed for its use in eye medicine by quacks. Habitat destruction as well as capturing for animal testing are also major threats. As it is with many species, its future dependends on human intervention and the protection of forest habitats

Photo by Sandilya Theuerkauf, Wynaad, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5.

Keywords: red , nocturnal

The Slender loris is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Sri Lanka
Some facts about the
Slender loris

Adult weight : 0.238 kg (0.5236 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 19 years

Female maturity :380 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 166 days

Weaning : 150 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 288 days

Weight at birth : 0.011 kg (0.0242 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.139 kg (0.3058 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.284 kg (0.6248 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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