Lorises Have Infants Too!
A “Loris” is actually any one of ten species of primates native to the forests, swamps, and garden areas of India, Southeast Asia, and Sri Lanka. This unfortunately endangered group of mammals are known for their interesting look and for having adorable babies that are known as “infants”, just like humans! When lorises reach their adult size, they range from about 10 to 15 inches long and 9 ounces to 4.6 pounds in weight, but when they’re born they’re all tiny little bundles of cute! They’re almost always born as single infants, with twins occasionally occurring, but never triplets or more. In captivity, these little guys typically live between 15 and 20 years, and they often attract crowds at zoos because of their humanly qualities and their habit of always sleeping in an adorable ball. Baby loris are even more cute because their giant eyes make them look like puffy little stuffed animals. Unfortunately, you should never pet a loris, no matter how cute they are, because they have a small patch of poison on their elbow that they can lick before nipping at something they consider a predator. For this reason, they make bad pets, but they should still be preserved and appreciated from afar, because lorises of all ages are awesome!