Loris – Slender lorises

Spend most of their time on trees, moving along the tops of branches with precise and slow movements

Loris genus comprises two species: the red slender loris and the grey slender loris. The former can be found in Sri Lanka, while the latter can also be found in India.

They can be found in habitats such as scrub forests, tropical rainforests, swamps, and semi-deciduous forests. These lorises feed on reptiles, insects, fruits, and plants. Currently, they are being threatened by poaching activities, leading to the steady decline of their population. Even worse, they are also illegally smuggled for exotic pet trades.