Fun Fact June 25, 2021.

Look how cute they are!  The Slow Loris are a group of several species of nocturnal primates found in Southeast Asia and bordering areas.  They have a round head, a narrow snout, large eyes, and a variety of distinctive coloration patterns, depending on the species. Their arms and legs are almost equal in length, and their body is long and flexible, allowing them to twist and extend to nearby branches. Those large eyes elevates the animals “cute factor” but don’t let them fool you.  Slow lorises have a toxic bite, a trait rare among mammals and unique among the primates. The toxin is obtained by licking a sweat gland on their arm, and the secretion is activated by mixing with salvia. Their toxic bite, once thought to be primarily a deterrent to predators, has been discovered to be primarily used in disputes within the species.