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slow loris

[ sloh-lawr-is ]
/ ˈsloʊ ˈlɔr ɪs /
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noun

any of a group of lorises of the genus Nycticebus, found in Southeast Asia and characterized by a toxic bite, slow and quiet movement, and distinct patterns of color that vary from species to species: all slow lorises, noted as stockier than the slender lorises, are considered vulnerable or endangered.

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Origin of slow loris

First recorded in 1880–85
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