A Gray Slender Loris, cute as can be
This is (sub)specifically Loris lydekkerianus grandis, the Highland Gray Slender Loris. We spotted the eyeshine on this little cutie, and our guide got it to climb onto a broken off branch about five feet long. From there we took a bunch of photos before letting it climb back onto its original branch.
The gray slender loris is a species of primate in the family Loridae. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species was previously considered as ''Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus'' but ''Loris tardigradus'' is now a separate species found in Sri Lanka. This species has been divided into several geographically separated subspecies.
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