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Pygmy slow loris +

Nycticebus pygmaeus

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Pygmy slow loris
  • Pygmy slow loris
  • Pygmy slow loris
  • Pygmy slow loris
  • Pygmy slow loris

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Slow loris are one of the few mammal species that are poisonous. They produce a secretion in their arm glands that is absorbed with their tongues. In combination with the saliva, the secretion as well as the bite of a pygmy slow loris becomes toxic. Mothers also rub in their young with this poison protecting them effectively against enemies. Status according to Red List: vulnerable

Classification:

Order primates, family loris; smallest of the three slow loris species

Diet:

Blossoms, leaves, shoots, fruit, tree juices, invertebrates, eggs and smaller vertebrates

Habitat:

Inhabit trees in tropical forests abundantly covered with lower vegetation

Reproduction:

Mating all year round; gestation time: 185–197 days, 1–2 young; sexual maturity at 17–20 months; maximum age: above 17 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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