The gestation period averages 192.2 days, after which one young is born, although twinning has been observed. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Thai National Parks, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Chermundy. Even when a slow loris manages to avoid infection, without her teeth she can never be reintroduced to the wild. One major distinguishing feature between all loris species is locomotion: the Sunda slow loris moves slowly through trees on all four limbs, typically with three limbs attached to a support at a time. Lorises, however—with their semi-elongated snouts and wet noses—happen to rely on it heavily. The Sunda slow loris has dark rings around its large eyes, a white nose with a whitish strip that extends to the forehead and a dark stripe that stretches from the back of the head along the spine. Sunda slow lorises are solitary, self-reliant, and yet peculiarly social primates. But this behavior is actually how a slow loris begins to apply its venom and, therefore, was actually a desperate effort to ward off what he obviously perceived as a most cruel and sadistic predator. Size, Weight, and Lifespan. This and other videos that go viral not only inspire those that watch them to want their own lorises, they also teach the message that keeping a loris in captivity is a perfectly acceptable behavior. When sold as a pet it often will have its teeth pulled out to prevent injury to the owner. (At the end of 2012, the Bornean slow loris was itself divided into four distinct species.). In 1971 Colin Groves recognized the pygmy slow loris (N. pygmaeus) as a separate species, and divided N. coucang into four subspecies. The fighting often results in serious injury. However, its discovery dates to 1770, when the Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer (1720–1799) described a specimen of it as a type of sloth. Nycticebus coucang, Sunda slow loris - Kaeng Krachan National Park (25704660113).jpg 5,541 × 3,698; 10.38 MB Nycticebus coucang, the Sunda Slow Loris (11662803076).jpg 800 × 646; 160 KB Nycticebus tooth removal 01.jpg 2,103 × 1,584; 1.64 MB Her fur is thick and hides her ears and vestigial tail. By simplifying their loris’ natural diet and relying on fruits like bananas and apples, owners ensure that their captives develop a number of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and renal failure until they eventually perish. See the creative common license terms by clicking "CC" icon below the map. Unlike the Bengal slow loris, the Sunda slow loris does not show sexual dimorphism by weight. When threatened with predators, the Sunda slow loris can bite, roll into a ball exposing its toxic saliva-covered fur, or roll up and drop from the trees. Pygmy slow lorises utilize a variety of verbal communications. The structure is generally used for grooming in other strepsirhine primates, but lorises also use it to scrape off gum when foraging. Its movement has been described as unique; similar to crawling, or as if it was climbing in every direction, the Sunda slow loris changes direction or moves between branches with little noise or change in speed. $25.99 $ 25. In captivity however, it can be aggressive with other individuals. It measures 27 to 38 cm from head to tail and weighs between 599 and 685 g. Like other slow lorises, it has a wet nose (rhinarium), a round head, small ears hidden in thick fur, a flat face, large eyes and a vestigial tail. Human civilization also affects lorises in less direct ways. The diet of the Sunda slow loris is varied enough so that the species does not play a major ecological role in any of the places where it lives. except for a darker streak of brown along her back. Like other slow lorises, the Sunda slow loris is an arboreal and nocturnal primate, resting by day in the forks of trees, or in thick vegetation and feeding on fruit and insects by night. The species is distinct from the Bengal slow loris due to the dark inverse teardrop markings around the eyes which meet the dark dorsal stripe on the back of the head. A Sunda slow loris at the Duke Lemur Center. The fur is reported to heal wounds, the flesh to cure epilepsy, eyes are used in love potions, and the meat is reported to cure asthma and stomach problems. The species is listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List. The Asiatic reticulated python, the changeable hawk-eagle and the Bornean orangutan have been recorded as predators of the Sunda slow loris. Unlike other loris species, the female Sunda slow loris does not show sexual swellings. Olfactory communication is very important in this species. Sunda slow loris geographic range. Details & FREE Returns Return this item for free. If she is rescued, she will likely spend the rest of her life in a rescue facility. It sleeps during the day, rolled up in a ball in hidden parts of trees above the ground, often on branches, twigs, palm fronds, or lianas. The species has 50 chromosomes (2n=50), and it genome size is 3.58 pg. It has roles in alerting others of the identity, physical state and position of the individual. It has a shortened second digit, and the hands have a strong grip. The majority of lorises who have their teeth removed die shortly thereafter from grizzly and painful infections. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. The specific name, coucang, derives from kukang, its common name in Indonesia. Once it has lost its teeth, reintroduction to the wild is impossible. Urine-marking and vocalising are also used by the female to solicit mating. These are both a blessing and a curse for lorises. They deposit these oils by licking or rubbing it onto the desired substrate as they make their journey through the jungle. Wildlife Tree 9 Inch Stuffed Slow Loris Plush Floppy Animal Kingdom Collection. The male will hold the female and the branch and copulate with her. Instead, she “crawls” through the foliage. Its scientific name. Photo credit: International Animal Rescue/Creative Commons. Scent marking is a form of social cuing for lorises who deposit their scent marks using either their urine, a toxic oil that they secrete from special glands located on their elbows and anus, or a combination of both. Without teeth she is more valuable, since the bite of a slow loris (the only venomous primate in the world) is toxic to humans and can be deadly if not treated. It is threatened with extinction due to a growing demand in the exotic pet trade, and has become one of the most abundant primate species on sale at Indonesian pet markets. Physically adapted to living primarily or exclusively in trees. She puts her large eyes to good use as she “crawls” through the canopy, ever on the lookout for nectar-filled flowers from which to forage or small critters to hunt. With Hillary Blazer-Doyle. When Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire defined the genus Nycticebus in 1812, he made the Sunda slow loris the type species. Like other lorises, it excretes a strong-smelling liquid from glands beneath its arms which is used in communication. While Sunda slow lorises and other loris species are generally threatened by forest degradation, their self-reliant personalities make them somewhat resilient to these trends. A popular video that went viral a number of years ago depicted a slow loris in a brightly lit room as he was being “tickled” by his captor. Sunda Slow Loris General Information: Creators: Lgcfm & Whalebite Expansions Required: None Language: Bugs: None known. The resulting fragmentation has restricted species dispersal as it depends on continuous canopy cover to move from tree to tree. Back in early April, the ACRES 24 hour wildlife rescue team got a call about a slow loris who was stranded at a multi story carpark in Yishun central. Unlike other loris species, it remains in trees most of its life: while the Bengal slow loris will often sleep on the ground, the Sunda slow loris sleeps in a ball in branches or foliage. The fur is reported to heal wounds, the flesh to cure epilepsy, eyes are used in love potions, and the meat is reported to cure asthma and stomach problems." Additionally, many of the fruits slow lorises eat in the wild are endemic to the areas where they live. The Sunda slow loris, or slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) inhabits peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is adaptable and will also live in other types of habitat. It is also important in reproduction. Home ranges of adults may significantly overlap, and those of males are generally larger than those of females. It has a toothcomb, six forward-facing teeth on the bottom jaw, which includes the lower incisors and the canine teeth. The common name, Sunda slow loris, refers to the Sunda Islands, a group of islands in the western part of the Malay archipelago where it is found. The species is generally solitary; one study showed only 8% of its active time was spent near other individuals. They also happen to benefit from the conservation efforts made in the name of less-resilient primate species with whom they share their habitats. It also suffers from habitat loss, which has been severe in the areas in which it is found. It prefers rainforests with continuous dense canopies and has an extremely low metabolic rate compared to other mammals of its size. Though they will indeed groom or vocalize with a mate, the majority of their interactions tend to be olfactory. Sunda Slow Loris. 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