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Slender lorises are nocturnal tree dwellers. Thanks to a reflective layer in their eyes, they have excellent eyesight in the dark. Due to a special network of blood vessels, their arm and leg muscles are particularly well supplied with blood, enabling them to stay in one position for hours.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order: primates; family: lorisids|
|Diet||Primarily insects, sometimes also nectar and fruit|
|Habitat||Various forest types up to elevations of 2,000 m, prefers areas with dense undergrowth|
|Reproduction||One to two offspring; gestation period 157–162 days|