Slow Loris Loves Getting Tickled!

What can I say. It's Sunday, so here's a cute video clip of a slow loris who loves getting tickled (see how sad it gets when the tickling stops?) Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Arbroath

Slow lorises can produce a toxin which they mix with their saliva and use as protection against enemies. Mothers will lick this toxin onto their offspring before leaving them to search for food. The toxin is produced by glands on the insides of their elbows - the branchial region. The lorises lick or suck it into their mouths and deliver it when they bite. The toxin is not known to be fatal to humans, but causes a painful swelling. If the toxin does not deter a predator, the slow loris will often drop from the branch to the ground and roll into a protective ball.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
The Slow Loris is a threatened species and is illegal to own as a pet. They're teeth are usually ripped out with pliers to make them suitable pets but they often die due to neglect and infection. They're export from Indonesia is illegal but enforcement is lax.

Cute as they are, they should not be promoted as pets and I am disappointed that Neatorama would help publicize them as pets.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
maybe a zookeeper took it home. let's be positive! anyways i kept thinking about televangelists the whole time i watched the video (with sound off). wonder why?
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
SO adorable!!! Reminds me of our cat when we stop petting it :P Just sorta gives us that "You better start petting me again... or else" look :P
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
slow lorises also have sticky pee that they spread onto their hands to improve grip. never shake a loris by the hand (or feed it after midnight)
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
That is the sweetest face and the most tender little animal I have ever seen. First time I see one. I hope he gets the protection he needs in his habitat. As for this little one, his family seems to very loving.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
DuckFat is right....They are illegal....
n d cruelty to them are horrifying, they are mild creatures but once tehy hit puberty..bam! they go crazy
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.
Click here to access all of this post's 18 comments

Email This Post to a Friend
"Slow Loris Loves Getting Tickled!"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More