Thursday, June 11, 2009

Very cute: slow lori

The slow lorises are three species of loris and are classified as the Genus Nycticebus. These slow moving primates range from Borneo and the southern Philippines in Southeast Asia, through Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, India (North Eastern India, Bengal), southern China (Yunnan area) and Thailand. They are classified as vulnerable or endangered species, and are hunted for their large eyes which are prized for local traditional medicine. The Indonesian name, malu malu, can be translated as "shy one".  (Source: Wikipedia)

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