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slender loris

[ slen-der lawr-is ]
/ ˈslɛn dər ˈlɔr ɪs /
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noun

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 the most social of all nocturnal primate species.

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Origin of slender loris

First recorded in 1825–35

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