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Meet The Slow Loris

If you haven't already heard of Slow Lorises, whats wrong with you? Only kidding. They seem to be trending of late and here are the reasons why.

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They Are Adorable

Like very adorable. Above a baby slow loris.
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Like very adorable. Above a baby slow loris.

They Hang Out With Celebrities

Yes, they chill with celebrities like RiRi (pictured here in Thailand)
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Yes, they chill with celebrities like RiRi (pictured here in Thailand)

One Bit Lady Gaga

That's right Gaga was allegedly bitten by a slow loris brought in for a music video shoot for her new song G.U.Y. The loris must not have wanted that Gaga girl under him!
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That's right Gaga was allegedly bitten by a slow loris brought in for a music video shoot for her new song G.U.Y. The loris must not have wanted that Gaga girl under him!

They Love Rice Balls

View this video on YouTube

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If you haven't seen this gem yet, watch this adorable little Loris eat some rice balls, really, really slowly.

They Also Love Being Tickled

View this video on YouTube

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And reacting really slowly.

And Eating Grapes

View this video on YouTube

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And will climb and look adorable to eat them.

They Are Closet Badasses

Poisonous glands under their armpits make them one of the most poisonous mammals! Don't worry the glands are removed in pet/captive Lori. They lick the gland under their arms to make their bite poisonous as well as coat their fur in poison to protect from predators.
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Poisonous glands under their armpits make them one of the most poisonous mammals! Don't worry the glands are removed in pet/captive Lori. They lick the gland under their arms to make their bite poisonous as well as coat their fur in poison to protect from predators.

They Actually Are Really, Really Slow

View this video on YouTube

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True to their name they do everything very, very slowly. We could all stand to slow things down a little Loris style.

They Know How to Hang

Slow Lorises have special adaptions on their hands and feet that allow them to hang on to branches for very long periods of time.
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Slow Lorises have special adaptions on their hands and feet that allow them to hang on to branches for very long periods of time.

And Have Crazy Cool Hands/Feet

They Are Super Healthy Eaters

While they are omnivores Slow Lori seem to love lots of fruits and veggies!
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While they are omnivores Slow Lori seem to love lots of fruits and veggies!

And Know How to Work a Piece of Watermelon

View this video on YouTube

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Lick, lick, lick.

There is a Pygmy Version

As if Lorises weren't cute enough they come in a pygmy size!
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As if Lorises weren't cute enough they come in a pygmy size!

They Like to Sleep in Funny Places

Like your hands.
Via uneed2know.eu

Like your hands.

They Are Endangered

Sadly many species of Slow Lori are either endangered or deemed vulnerable. Destruction of their habitat in addition to illegal capture and sale of Lori are contributing factors. Keep these little guys in mind. If you want to help go here
Via lipstq.com

Sadly many species of Slow Lori are either endangered or deemed vulnerable. Destruction of their habitat in addition to illegal capture and sale of Lori are contributing factors. Keep these little guys in mind. If you want to help go here

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