What are the characteristics of a slow loris?


With its big eyes and cute face, slow Loris is perhaps one of the most adorable creatures in the wild. But it is also the world’s only venomous primate. Native to the rainforests of South and Southeast Asia, the slow loris lives in trees. These lethal furballs are known for their bites that are loaded with venom. The animal’s venom gets activated when its saliva mixes with an oil that is secreted by the gland on its upper arm. When threatened, the slow loris raises its arm. It then licks the gland and the saliva and oil mix produces the venom, which then goes to the animal’s canines and is delivered to the victim through a bite. Its venom is said to cause anaphylactic shock and even death in humans...

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