The solitary, female pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) usually bears one young at a time. The infant clings to its mother’s belly for a few days. Soon, the mother will leave the young one behind, a behavior called “parking,” as she heads out at night to forage. The young loris relies on camouflage and toxic secretions as defense against predators.
- Length: 5.9 to 9.8 in
- Weight: 6.7 to 8.1 oz
- Lifespan: 20 yrs in captivity
- Range: Southeast Asia
- Habitat: Rainforest, bamboo groves and shrubland
- Diet: Insects, fruits, tree gum, snails and small vertebrates