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April 21, 2005
The Slow Loris.
with the unusual feature of secreting poison from its elbows. Which leads to a
distincly non-threatening defence posture
, and hanging out with bald guys, apparently. Obligatory
wikipedia page here
18 years ago
Ohhhhh my god, so cute...the Venomdoc's wife that is.
That is awesome.
to the kitfistomiester Interestingly, wikipedia says they're diurnal, but the first link says they're nocturnal. I'm inclined to believe the first link. (unless it's a feindish hoax . . . designed to get me to vote republican!)
Wow, their fingernails are really ... human. And they keep
very cool indeed.
Cute, unless you're a gecko. In which case, they'll bite your head off.
I love these loris' so much. My checks have a loris on them. Also, my female friends think this guy Ryan is just SO hot. ( !?! ) I just don't get it at all ( he has no hair, what the hell ... ) But they all do. So I hope the little mogwai guys bite him good !
Cuuuuuute :) I was also interested in the fact that the loris' poison was like cat dander, which means that cat dander may be an intentionally released irritant. I knew it!
ok, so the poison comes from the elbows, but they suck it into their moth to use it. That is just weird.
or mouths which is less weird than having moths do it for them, i guess...
So googly-woogly cuuute! So woogly, so googly! Let's fire our submachine guns at his feet and watch him dance.
That wasn't me that posted that. That was someone evil.
Too cute. Must...take...insulin...
From the first link:
It is rather eeiry to think of another primate lineage that theoretically could evolve into a highly intelligent primate that is only distantly related to us. The superfamily Loroidea contains two families, one made up by the lorises (Loridae) and the other by
the bush babies (Galagonidae)
I *knew* that the Bushes weren't human. At least there's a theoretical possibility that they would evolve into something intelligent.
I also have poisonous elbows.
The Loris' eyes are fixed and cannot move
No wonder they're so slow. They have to save all their energy for moving their head around. Watching a wide screen movie must be exhausting.
There was one in a cage next door to me in Indo. Adorable.
The venomdoc site is extremely interesting.
is there a fast loris?
well no-one's ever caught one...
I once dated a fast Deloris...different thing maybe?
I have decided that staring at Monkeyfilter, too tired to post, and yet unable to just call it a night at 2 in the morning is called
. Example; "Even though I was viciously tired, and also starving, I
for another hour before toppling off my chair in a chittering heap.
one in a cage next door to me... Poor Rorschach. Why were you caged? MJ: you are The Babe! I'm about ready to slow loris here right now.
Slow loris and tree shrew get smashed on alcoholoic tree / shrub type thing.
"alcoholoic tree"? Been sharin' the palm fruit much, Kit? Sounds to me like you've been drunk under the
tree by a rodent.
Ooh, I just posted that in the Pandacam thread cos I couldn't think of anywhere better to put it. kit FTW!
The newts are not going to be happy about this.
YouTube sensation fueling trade in an endangered species
Unethical wildlife photographers new threat to Slender Loris in South India