Pygmy Slow Loris

Abigail Paredes 4th period science

Pygmy Slow Loris (Nycticebus Pygmaes)

This is the pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaes).  He lives in evergreen tropical rainforests that are located in the southern parts of China, eastern Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. These countries are all in Asia.  This species niche is being a omnivore by eating insects, fruit, tree gum, and other exudates. Its predators are pythons, orangutans, and hawk eagles.  These adorable species are accounted for as vulnerable on the endangered species chart.  Pygmy slow loris' are endangered because they are being traded, used for traditional medicine, and it is a food source.  This species has to be 16-18 months old to have offspring, and they usually have 1 or 2 babies at a time.