Pygmy Slow Loris
Insects, fruit, gums and small vertebrates.
The pygmy slow loris is nocturnal, sleeping by day while gripping a branch with its hands and feet. Its grasp is so strong that the animal can hang by one leg and feed in this position.
After a gestation of 180-193 days a single youngster is born. The female carries the baby for several days after which she deposits it on a branch (baby parking), collecting it later in the night or the following morning.
Habitat destruction and hunting for the pet trade.
This species has a high priority for conservation breeding. Paignton Zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) which is managed by Poznan Zoo, Poland.
- Latin Name: Nycticebus pygmaeus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Primates
- Family: Lorisidae
- Conservation status: Vulnerable
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