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Lorisidae - lorises, pottos, angwantibos

LorisThere are 10 species of small primates in this family. Lorises are found in Asia. Pottos and angwantibos are found in Africa. Lorises, pottos and angwantibos have thick, wooly fur; short or no tails; and big, round eyes.

The primates in this family live in trees, but unlike other primates, they do not swing or leap from branch to branch. They slowly crawl around on tree branches.

They can crawl on the top of a branch, or hang upside down and crawl on the underside of a branch. Lorises, pottos, and angwantibos are nocturnal. They spend the day resting in tree hollows or on tree branches. At night the slowly crawl around the tree branches searching for fruit and insects.

 

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None   None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Golden Angwantibo - Arctocebus aureus Least Concern Africa
Calabar Angwantibo - Arctocebus calabarensis Least Concern Africa
Gray Slender Loris - Loris lydekkerianus Least Concern Asia
Slender Loris - Loris tardigradus Endangered Asia
Bengal Slow Loris - Nycticebus bengalensis Vulnerable Asia
  Greater Slow Loris - Nycticebus coucang Vulnerable Asia
Javan Slow Loris - Nycticebus javanicus Endangered Asia
Bornean Slow Loris - Nycticebus menagensis Vulnerable Asia
Pygmy Slow Loris - Nycticebus pygmaeus Vulnerable Asia
Potto - Perodicticus potto Least Concern Africa

Additional Information

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Bengal Slow Loris - Nycticebus bengalensis profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The Bengal slow loris is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bornean Slow Loris - Nycticebus menagensis Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The Bornean slow loris is found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Calabar Angwantibo - Arctocebus calabarensis profile Photos Least Concern Africa
The Calabar angwantibo is found in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Slender Loris - Loris lydekkerianus profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The gray-slender loris is found in India and Sri Lanka.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Greater Slow Loris - Nycticebus coucang Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The greater slow loris is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Greater Slow Loris - Nycticebus coucang profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
Greater slow lorises are covered with short, thick, woolly fur in a variety of colors and patterns.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Greater Slow Loris - Nycticebus coucang profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The greater slow loris stays motionless for hours.
Source: Los Angeles Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Greater Slow Loris - Nycticebus coucang profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The greater slow loris eats eat snails, insects, lizards, birds, small mammals, and fruit.
Source: Woodlands Park Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Javan Slow Loris - Nycticebus javanicus Photos Endangered Asia
The Javan slow loris is found in Indonesia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Potto - Perodicticus potto profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The potto is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Potto - Perodicticus potto profile Photos Least Concern Africa
Pottos have long, slender bodies, large eyes, and small, round ears.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Potto - Perodicticus potto profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa
Pottos leave urine trails along branches to communicate with each other through scent.
Source: Cincinnati Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pygmy Slow Loris - Nycticebus pygmaeus profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The pygmy slow loris is found in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Slender Loris - Loris tardigradus Photos Endangered Asia
The slender loris is found in Sri Lanka.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Slender Loris - Loris tardigradus profile Photos Endangered Asia
The slender loris is nocturnal and lives in trees.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes