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Meet the Bug-Eyed Slow Loris Stealth Predator!

November 1, 2017 in Nature News
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In our latest wild and wonderful Borneo wildlife tv adventure, Bertie stays up very late, on the trail of the tiny, bug-eyed Slow Loris. This remarkable, nocturnal primate  comes out to hunt in the dead of night. Just look at those eyes, they look like traffic lights.  Sadly, the Slow Loris is a victim of it’s extraordinary features. The pet trade is the biggest threat to this charismatic creature. Follow the story, as Bertie and animal scientist, Danika Stark, track Boss, our Slow Loris, to fit a new radio tracker, so that the scientists working at the field station can study the ecology of her jungle habitat, and learn how best to protect her from extinction.

As Danika makes very clear, these adorable creatures are not meant to become household pets. The best place for them to thrive is their native, jungle habitat, high in the Bornean canopy.

Fascinating Fact – Did you know the Slow Loris comes down from the trees just to do a poo. Why? Because they are super fastidious animals, and don’t like to defecate anywhere near where they hang out and consume food. So now you know.

 

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