However, females are infamously promiscuous and take on consecutive partners – which means when one male is done copulating, another will immediately follow, making mating sessions go as long as 12 hours! They do not ascend into the wet highland areas in the central mountain massif (1,500–2,500 m above sea level) with wet patana grassland and tropical montane (cloud) forest, which are inhabited by L. t. nycticeboides. Recent studies, however, have revealed that the Sri Lankan races in fact belong to both species of slender loris. What you can do to save Mysore Slender Loris: • Don’t buy them for pets. Whilst the latter two species may also be seen during daylight hours, we will need to venture out in the dead of night to search for such seldom-seen nocturnal mammals as the Grey Slender Loris and endemic Red Slender Loris. Loris tardigradus tardigradus and Spp. The type species was named Lemur tardigradus by Linnaeus in 1758. The hedonistic Gray slender loris and traditional hocus-pocus Wilpattu National Prak. Anawilundawa is only about 10 km north of Chilaw from where Tannent (1861) recorded a red slender loris, later also suspected to be an intermediate between tardigradus and nordicus (Hill and Phillips 1932; Hill 1933). any of a group of lorises of the genus Loris, found in India and Sri Lanka: the various subspecies belong to two known species, the slow-moving gray slender loris (L. lydekkerianus), a typically solitary forager, and the sometimes swift-moving red slender loris (L. tardigradus), one of … Birds. Target mammals include Fishing, Rusty-spotted and Jungle Cats, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Golden Palm Civet, Grey and Red Slender Loris, Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and Indian Pangolin along with a range of commoner endemic and more widespread mammals. The 2007 Red List of Threatened Fauna and The gray slender loris is endemic to the eastern and western Ghat mountains of southern India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. Loris lydekke­ rianus (the grey slender loris) is represented in Sri Lanka with two subspecies endemic to … Sri Lanka is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, making the arboretum a safe haven to a variety endemic species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, reptiles and mammals including the endangered Gray Slender Loris. Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, country or other defined region. The primate is an elusive, nocturnal animal that can be viewed at close quarters at the property due to its pioneering conservation efforts. This 14-day tour specifically goes in search of Sri Lanka's mammals - some endemic, and many nocturnal or elusive. All four taxa have been assessed as Endangered (IUCN 2008). The Mysore slender loris occurs in the Eastern Ghats, in eastern and southern India, while the Malabar slender loris inhabits the Western Ghats and the west coast of India. Phillips (1980) suggested that the range of grandis may have been contiguous with nycticeboides before montane forests were felled for cultivation. Information gathered in this review along with an observation by the author, extends the distribution of L. lydekkerianus nordicus towards the southeastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka, and suggests that the actual range of the species could be larger than previously known. The red slender loris is endemic to (i.e. Loris lydekkerianus Loris lydekkerianus nordicus and Spp. Some of their coats were reddish rather than grey, suggesting they may have been intermediate forms between L. t. tardigradus and L. l. nordicus (M. S. J. Perera pers. These prosimians (the oldest, most 'primitive' group of primate) have been geographically categorized i The type locality of L. l. nordicus is Talawa (Hill 1933). Over the last decade, this project has made significant conservation impact to protect the Grey Slender Loris, a species endemic to India and Sri Lanka. (Campbell, et al., 2011; Phillips, 1980; Schulze and Meier, 1995a)Biogeographic Regions; oriental. A young Loris lydekkerianus nordicus from Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka. While the grey is found in south India and Sri Lanka, the latter is endemic to Sri Lanka. Loris l. nordicus is found only in the dry arid and intermediate lowlands and not farther up in the hills. Figure 2 shows the extent of occurrence (IUCN 1994) of L. l. nordicus and L. l. grandis with codes for their localities that refer to the location names and sources of information given in Table 1. These insectivorous animals are distributed throughout wet evergreen forests, particularly in scrub forests and plantations and occur in greatest abundance in disturbed areas. From Grey Slender Loris to Leopards at the Yala and Lunugamvehera National Park we recorded 26 mammals and 176 birds on this tour. Loris tardigradus (Sri Lanka red slender loris), endemic to the island, has two recognized subspecies: L. t. tardigradus (Lin-naeus 1758) and L. t. nycticeboides Hill, 1942. Fun Facts. Dry Zone Slender Loris, Loris tardigradus tardigradus; Horton Plains Slender Loris, Loris tardigradus nyctoceboides . And this is the primary aim of this holiday, Sri Lanka’s endemic mammals, of which there are a goodly number, and the smaller cats which thankfully still occur in the good numbers in Sri Lanka’s many superb protected areas. Dec 4, 2018 - The grey slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) is endemic to the eastern and western Ghat mountains of southern India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. You currently do not have any folders to save your paper to! Thus, it’s of little surprise that the Gray slender loris loves to be social; during the day they sleep in social groups of up to 7 and form what researchers call a ‘sleeping ball’ or ‘sleeping pod’, where they connect limbs and tangle up in one big sleeping orgy! The distribution map (Fig. To access this item, please sign in to your personal account. The reconnaissance survey for slender loris of Nekaris and Jayewardene (2004) included 31 sites in all the bioclimatic zones of the island: 10 of them in the known range of L. l. nordicus. Sri Lanka has many interesting mammals other than Asian Elephants and Leopards to offer enthusiastic mammal watchers. Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, country or other defined region. Red Slender Loris (Endemic) Gray Slender Loris Toque Macaque (Endemic) Tufted Gray Langur Purple-faced Leaf Monkey (Endemic) Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel Indian Palm Squirrel Fishing Cat Golden Palm Civet (Endemic) Indian Hare Indian Flying Fox Indian … The Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus), listed as endangered by the IUCN is one of the two Loris species, the other one being the Grey Slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus). 2005; Schulze 2005; Bernede and Gamage 2006; Gamage et al. These prosimian primates (the oldest, most "primitive" group of primate) have been geographically categorized into four distinct subspecies. 2006). When a female consents to a sexual encounter (which sometimes involves laying upside down) it usually lasts for 3 – 11 minutes. These gentle creatures are also often caught for the pet trade, leading to their decline in the wild. Among the nine species of Amphibians at Kaudulla National Park are the endemic and endangered Slender Wood Frog and the Common Tree Frog. An optional 3-day extension to Sinharaja Forest for avian endemics is also available. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. ... • Mysore Slender Loris has the most slender limbs among the four subspecies of Grey Slender Loris. Primates include the Grey Langer, the endemic Toque Monkey, Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and the nocturnal primate the Grey Slender Loris. Minneriya is one of the areas where the gray slender loris is reportedly found in Sri Lanka. Arid lowlands receive a rainfall of less than 1,250 mm annually and are characterized by tropical thorn scrub with isolated trees. According to the early literature, L. I. nordicus was distributed in the lowland dry zone of north and east Sri Lanka, while L. I. grandis was found in hills in the Central Province. These forests are found in Horton Plains, Conical Hills and Haggala - all areas in the vicinity of Nuwara Eliya. All 33 Endemic Birds were recorded with the Sinharaja extension. The red slender loris is a small, nocturnal strepsirrhine primate native to the rainforests of Sri Lanka. Even though L. l. nordicus has recently been recorded from many new localities, it is interesting to note that they include only three sites with historical records, namely Anuradhapuara, Wilpattu National Park and Sigiriya Sanctuary. The taxonomic classification of the species is: Red Slender Loris, Loris tardigradus. The gray slender loris is endemic to the eastern and western Ghat mountains of southern India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. Phillips (1935, p.37) also reported that “Although specimens have been obtained from the northern part of the island only, there are persistent rumours of lorises being present in the dry zone jungles of the eastern and south-eastern districts.” He also mentioned that nordicus occurs throughout the dry zone, but is not common anywhere in its range. 2005) were identified as L. l. nordicus based on their general appearance. The animal could not be identified to subspecies level but it is most likely to be L. l. nordicus (Perera et al. This does not necessarily mean the disappearance of lorises from other localities, but the lack of recent surveys covering its historical range. 2006). Birds at Kaudulla National Park. The specimen could, however, have been a juvenile nordicus with the reddish color typical of immature animals (Hill and Phillips 1932). Lorises have also been recorded from several other sites without positive confirmation of the subspecies, but within the suspected range of nordicus. The larger grey slender loris, L. lydekkerianus, is from Sri Lanka and parts of southern India. The slender loris in Sri Lanka was formerly regarded as a single species, Loris tardigradus, comprising four subspecies: L. t. tardigradus (Western Ceylon slender loris); L. t. nycticeboides (Ceylon mountain slender loris), L. t. grandis (Highland Ceylon slender loris) and L. t. nordicus (Northern Ceylon slender loris) (Hill and Phillips 1932; Hill 1933, 1942, 1953; Phillips 1935). Gray slender lorises inhabit forest, plantations and jungles of dry shrub, and seem to prefer degraded forests instead of primary forest, often living in areas near human habitations. De Silva and de Silva (2004) recorded L. lydekkerianus (suspected to be nordicus) from block IV of the Ruhunu National Park, more than 20 km inland from the coast. Loris t. tardigradus is distributed in the southwestern wet zone of Sri Lanka, while L. t. nycticeboides is found in the upper montane cloud forests. L. l. grandis has been recorded only from the Knuckles Range, within its historically known distribution. It should also be noted that only three of 12 localities of grandis and 23 of 43 localities of nordicus are within the existing protected area network managed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Forest Department of Sri Lanka. 2006), and a considerable amount of data was collected over fifty years ago by W. C. Osman Hill and William W. A. Phillips (Phillips 1926, 1931, 1935; Hill and Phillips 1932; Hill 1933, 1953). There are only two species of slender loris in the world – the grey slender loris Loris lydekkerianus and the red slender loris Loris tardigradus. ... the dry zone race of Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel and the Grey Slender Loris. Their sharpened sense of smell and enormous eyes (containing a reflective layer) – along with a unique “toilet” or grooming claw – all distinguish them from monkeys. According to early literature, L. l. nordicus was distributed in the lowland dry zone of north and east Sri Lanka, including the Jaffna peninsula (Hill 1953). There are two distinct species of lorises in Sri Lanka: The grey slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) and the red slender loris (Loris tardigradus). Sri Lanka has many interesting mammals other than Asian Elephants and Leopards to offer enthusiastic mammal watchers. The author thanks Anna Nekaris (Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford), Channa Bambaradeniya (Coordinator, Asia Regional Species Conservation Programme of IUCN), Anthony B. Rylands, Russell A. Mittermeier, and anonymous reviewers (IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group) for their constructive comments on the manuscript, staff of the GIS laboratory in the Post-graduate Institute of Science, Peradeniya, Saman Koswatta and Duminda Welikanna of the GIS Laboratory, Faculty of Geomatics, of Sabaragamuwa University and Prasanna Samarawickrema for their assistance in preparation of maps, staff of the Royal Asiatic Society Library for their help in accessing literature, Sampath Goonatilake, Naalin Perera and Sameera Karunarathna of IUCN-Sri Lanka, Saman Gamage and Lilia Bernede of the Primate Conservation Society of Sri Lanka for provision of valuable information and material, and also Dayani Perera for her support throughout. Recent observations raise a number of questions on the range, abundance, variation and the biogeography of the hitherto known and possibly unknown forms of slender loris, stressing the need for further studies on these little known taxa. In 2001 and 2002, surveys of slender lorises were carried out in Sri Lanka, providing the first recent information on four taxa (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus , L. l. grandis , L. tardigradus tardigradus , and L. t. nycticeboides ) endemic to the island.Thirty‐one sites across five ecological zones were surveyed. In 2001 and 2002, surveys of slender lorises were carried out in Sri Lanka, providing the first recent information on four taxa (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus, L. l. grandis, L. tardigradus tardigradus, and L. t. nycticeboides) endemic to the island. Amazing experience - great company values, We had a wonderful stay at yala camp - great accommodation / food / safari. Specimens of Loris l. grandis in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, were collected by E. C. Fernando from Pindeniya and Digana, in 1961 and 1966, respectively (Schulze 2005). The annual rainfall is between 1,900 and 2,500 mm in the intermediate lowlands, ranging in elevation from 0 to 1,000 m, with characteristic tropical moist evergreen forest. It is a nocturnal, primate that is native to Sri Lanka and endemic to the central and south western wet zones of the island mainly found in wet lowland rain forests and tropical and evergreen inter-monsoon rain forests. While birding was decidedly incidental, we did manage to see regional specialities like … Loris tardigradus (the slender loris) is a strepsirhine primate restricted to the island of Sri Lanka. Walker and Molur (2003), in their report of the Conservation Assessment and Management Plan Workshop on Status of South Asian Primates, reported the presence of lorises in Thangamalai Sanctuary, in addition to the Knuckles Range. In particular, we will enjoy the 'Elephant Gathering' at Minneriya, probably the largest Asian Elephant gathering in the world. Recent observations raise a number of questions on the range, abundance, variation and the biogeography of the hitherto known and possibly unknown forms of slender loris, stressing the need for further studies on these little known taxa. 2006 ). Nekaris and Jayewardene (2004) were unable to record lorises from six other sites in southeastern Sri Lanka where they suspected the occurrence of L. l. nordicus: Wellawaya (Rosbery Estate and Buttala road), forests around Handapangala tank and Pelwatta, Yala (Ruhunu) National Park, Bundala National Park, Kataragama forest patches, and Nimalawa sanctuary. It confirms that even though they are not as abundant as in the northern parts of the island L. lydekkerianus is still present in the south. The specimen from Pindeniya needs to be re-examined and its locality checked, as it lies in the wet lowlands of Sri Lanka, which is otherwise inhabited by L. t. tardigradus. There are many sites from which both above races are recorded historically, where no attempt been made to confirm their presence today. The Grey slender loris (loris tardigradus tardigradus) is found only in Sri Lanka and India. The Grey Slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus) is also found in India and Sri Lanka. The Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus), listed as endangered by the IUCN is one of the two Loris species, the other one being the Grey Slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus). L. lydekkerianus has never been recorded from the wet lowlands with characteristic tropical lowland evergreen (rain) forest and annual rainfall of 2,500 to 5,000 mm. obs. We can help you reset your password using the email address linked to your BioOne Complete account. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website. Dry lowlands are characterized by dry mixed-evergreen (monsoon) forest and secondary scrub forest ranging in altitude from 0 to 500 m, and receiving an annual rainfall of 1,250–1,900 mm. comm. SAMPLE WILDLIFE Target mammals include Fishing, Rusty-spotted and Jungle Cats, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Golden Palm Civet, Grey and Red Slender Loris, Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and Indian Pangolin along with a range of commoner endemic and more widespread mammals. Here I review the distribution of L. lydekkerianus in the island, based on recent literature and data collected over fifty years ago by W. C. Osman Hill and William W. A. Phillips. The range of Loris ly­dekke­ri­anus has been ex­panded to an un­known ex­tent due to the care­less col­lec­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of plant ma­te­ri­als. A brief, mammal watching oriented guided tour, with a focus on endemic primates, to the Anamalai mountains of the southern Western Ghats, produced all primates of the region (including Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur and Slender Loris), Brown Palm … Phillips, 1932 and L. l. nordicus Hill, 1933 (Groves 2001; Nekaris and Jayewardene 2002, 2003, 2004; Weerakoon and Goonatilake 2006; Bernede and Gamage 2006; Gamage et al. Page topic: "A Review of the Distribution of Grey Slender Loris". The hedonistic Gray slender loris and traditional hocus-pocus Wilpattu National Prak. Grey slen­der lorises are found in many eco­log­i­cal zones in­clud­ing wet zones, low dry zones, and low coun­try zones. We will be looking for highly sought after species such as Fishing Cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Grey Slender Loris, Red Slender Loris, Indian Pangolin, Indian Porcupine and Yellow-striped Chevrotain. Thirty‐one sites across five ecological zones were surveyed. The slender lorises, Loris, are from Sri Lanka and southern India. While there is less emphasis on grandis in recent studies, there is an urgent need for a detailed distribution study on both subspecies. Slender lorises are prosimians found in India and Sri Lanka, and are divided into a number of subspecies. Map courtesy of GIS laboratory, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University. Even though historical records and the broad reconnaissance survey conducted by Nekaris and Jayewardene (2004) do not include the southeastern dry zone in the range of L. l. nordicus, a few recent records reveal its presence in Ruhunu National Park and adjacent areas. Please note that a BioOne web account does not automatically grant access to full-text content. for the different taxa of slender loris. Translations are not retained in our system. 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In Sri Lanka, dismembered loris body parts are used in curses or to ward off the ‘evil eye’. A specimen of grandis from Namunukula was deposited in the British Museum of Natural History (Jenkins 1987). Kaudulla is one of the areas where the gray slender loris is reportedly found in Sri Lanka. Information gathered in this review along with an observation by the author, extends the distribution of L. lydekkerianus towards the southeastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka, and suggests that the actual range of the species could be larger than previously known. © 2017-2020 Mahoora Tented Safari Camps. Abstract: There are 2 species of slender lorises found in Sri Lanka: the red slender loris, Loris tardigradus (Linnaeus, 1758), endemic to the wet zone and montane areas, and the grey slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus (Cabrera, 1908), which is widespread. Nearly 150 species of birds can be seen in the park and this includes migrants, forest birds, water birds and waders. data). An institutional or society member subscription is required to view non-Open Access content. Inside this large range, every subspecies lives in a different area. It is one of two slender loris species (the other slender loris species is the gray slender loris). The threat to these primates is sadly increasing, due to bizarre beliefs and rituals; in countries like Cambodia it is believed that eating loris flesh treats leprosy. Where Is The Red Slender Loris Found? Intermediate forms between L. tardigradus and L. lydekkerianus have also been recorded from three other localities as follows: intermediates between L. l. grandis and L. t. tardigradus were recorded from Peradeniya and Balangoda (Phillips 1926, 1935; Hill 1933); and an intermediate between L. l. nordicus and L. t. tardigradus from Chilaw—the oldest known locality of a loris from Sri Lanka (Tannent 1861; Hill and Phillips 1932; Hill 1933). Flora of Sri Lanka (IUCN-Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources 2007) recorded that Loris tardigradus has already been subject to local extinctions, mainly as a result of habitat loss. Loris lydekkerianus grandis. Map courtesy of GIS laboratory, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University. An honour to be a guest and support them. The type locality of Loris l. grandis is Mousakanda, Gammaduwa in the East Matale Hills or the Knuckles Range (Hill and Phillips 1932). native; Other Geographic Terms; island endemic; Habitat. If you’re staying at Mahoora Wilpattu, enjoy an all-inclusive night walk to see the loris in real life! Here I review the distribution of L. lydekkerianus on the island of Sri Lanka based on literature listed above as a step towards an attempt to determine the range of two subspecies. Contact, Password Requirements: Minimum 8 characters, must include as least one uppercase, one lowercase letter, and one number or permitted symbol, Access Institutional Sign In via Shibboleth or OpenAthens, Literature on the Distribution of Loris lydekkerianus in Sri Lanka, Historical Distribution of Loris lydekkerianus (More Than 50 Years Ago), Loris lydekkerianus grandis in historical records, Loris lydekkerianus nordicus in historical records, Recent Records of Loris lydekkerianus (Within the Last 50 years), Loris lydekkerianus grandis in recent records, Loris lydekkerianus nordicus in recent records, Sri Lanka, Ministry of Forestry and Environment 1999, IUCN-Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources 2007. Red Slender Loris (Endemic) Gray Slender Loris Toque Macaque (Endemic) Tufted Gray Langur Purple-faced Leaf Monkey (Endemic) Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel Indian Palm Squirrel Fishing Cat Golden Palm Civet (Endemic) Indian Hare Indian Flying Fox Indian Pangolin Blue Whale Bryde’s Whale Finless Porpoise. It seemed reasonable to assume that certain traits might be similar across the Loris … The name Loris is first reported Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1765, representing the Dutch loeris meaning "clown". Researchers have recommended that Loris lydekkerianus and Loris tardigradus be considered as distinct species for conservation measures (Groves 1998, 2001; Nekaris and Jayewardene 2003). Loris lydekke­ rianus (the grey slender loris) is represented in Sri Lanka with two subspecies endemic to … obs. The record of a loris from Victoria-Randenigala-Rantambe Sanctuary (Bambaradeniya 1996) is also suspected to be nordicus (see Walker and Molur 2003). A slender loris, most probably nordicus, was recorded in the early 1970s from Thalgasmankada, in Ruhunu National Park more than 5 km inland from the southeast coast (S. Gunasekara pers. LEARN MORE ABOUT GRAY SLENDER LORISES > Photo credit: Maky/ Creative Common L. l. grandis was found in hills in the eastern Matale District of the Central Province at altitudes between 330 m and 1,050 m (Hill and Phillips 1932). These have been confirmed with behavioral and morphological evidence from wild populations (Coultas 2002; Nekaris 2002; Nekaris and Jayewardene 2002, 2003) and verified by phylogenetic studies of museum specimens (Nekaris et al. During early surveys, Phillips recorded the strange, shrill cry of a loris without a confirmed sighting in Marai villlu of Wilpattu National Park (Phillips 1933). Fun Facts. 2006; Bernede and Gamage 2006). The slender loris is a less well known primate and Sri Lanka hosts two species of it; the endemic red slender loris and the grey slender loris. The latter is endemic to Sri Lanka, and both species have two subspecies according to the latest classifications. Loris l. grandis and L. l. nordicus, which occur in the hill country and dry zone, respectively, are considered by Groves (1998, p.22; 2001, p.98) to be synonyms—he “could not distinguish grandis from nordicus externally, though the single skull examined of the former is but marginally distinguishable.” Although the form nycticeboides was described as a subspecies of L. lydekkerianus by Groves (2001) based mainly on its size, it has now been accepted as a subspecies of L. tardigradus (Roos 2003; IUCN 2008), as verified by phylogenetic studies of museum specimens; morphology and molecular genetic data (Nekaris et al. in Nekaris and Jayewardene 2004). Loris tardigradus (Sri Lanka red slender loris), endemic to the island, has two recognized subspecies: L. t. tardigradus (Lin-naeus 1758) and L. t. nycticeboides Hill, 1942. Endemic to both the Eastern and Western Ghats, the gray slender loris is represented by two subspecies, Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus and Loris … Located in the North Central dry areas and the Central Province respectively. Lorises are unique tiny creatures that live on trees. In the recent times, the Grey Slender Lorises have become a rarity and are on the verge of extinction, warn researchers. The slender lorises comprise two species, namely the red slender loris Loris tardigradus (Linnaeus, 1758), endemic to the southern part of the island of Sri Lanka, and the grey slender loris Loris lydekkerianus Cabrera, 1908, that occurs in northern Sri Lanka and large parts of southern India. 2). The three Grey Slender Loris cases were suffering from severe sepsis and died from its complication. The Gray slender loris inhabits eastern and southern India and Sri Lanka. This will count as one of your downloads. Hill (1953) found that the range merged with tardigradus at lower altitudes, but did not meet the range of nycticeboides. Loris specimens observed by the author in Anawilundawa Sanctuary (Perera et al. This week's Curious Creature is the rather odd looking grey slender loris. Hence, identification of threats and conservation opportunities within their exact ranges is of vital importance for their survival. This content is available for download via your institution's subscription. The red slender loris is a small, nocturnal strepsirrhine primate native to the rainforests of Sri Lanka. Kinds of lorises . He picked the fascinating Dry Zone Grey Slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus), for no one seemed too interested in this primate considered one of the smallest. Slender lorises are small, nocturnal primates of the family Lorisidae. 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