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  Pygmy or Lesser Slow Loris

 

Venom created from brachial gland exudates mixed with saliva, potetntially deadly! Can cause anaphylactic shock in less than an hour.

  China

A 18 to 21 centimeter long Pygmy or Lesser Slow Loris in Beijing Zoo, China. It is one of five recognized subspecies of the genus Nycticebus, a rather adorable-looking species of nocturnal mammal, with the scientific name Nycticebus pygmaeus. This rare species of Slow Loris is found in the tropical dry forests of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, and eastern Cambodia. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

See also POSTAGE STAMP and TRAVEL PICTURES.