Slow loris (Subfamily Lorisinae), any of about 10 tailless or short-tailed primates found in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. Lorises are arboreal and nocturnal. They snuggle and sleep during the day.
Thousands of slow loris are poached in the wild and sold illegally on the street or in animal markets. Usually, entire wild slow loris families are captured for pet trade.
The slow loris is one of the rarest primates. Its close relatives are African bush babies.
Slow loris may be slow, but they can travel about 5 miles overnight. For such a slow mammal, this is a long distance!
Slow loris are nocturnal animals. Therefore, being in a well-lit room is incredibly uncomfortable and can cause aches and pains.
If you find a video or photo of a slow loris as a pet on the Internet, please note that although it looks cute, the animal in the video is suffering, as is the entire species.