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PRIMATE SPECIES: Loris Monkey



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Slender Loris
Photo courtesy DUPC

The loris is a nocturnal animal that feeds on large mollusks, birds, insects, and fruit. Lorises generally move slowly and regularly, but can move very quickly when striking to kill their prey. The name loris comes from the Dutch word meaning 'clown', and it's probably because they have round faces and large eyes that they got that name.

Lorises live in Southeast Asia and Indonesia. They are nocturnal animals, who climb through the trees very slowly, in search of their small prey. Sometimes a loris hangs by its feet, freeing up its hands to catch insects

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