First health check for slender loris babies
Friday 29 July 2011
Two eight-month-old slender lorises were given their first health check by the veterinary team at ZSL London Zoo on 21 July.
During the health-check, the veterinary team also micro-chipped the babies and determined their sex. The two female lorises have yet to be named.
Slender Loris is the common name for the strepsirrhine primates who are nocturnal and originate from India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) supports conservation of lorises in Sri Lanka through the EDGE of Existence conservation programme where populations are thought to be under threat from deforestation, and has a successful slender loris breeding programme at ZSL London Zoo.
You can see these nocturnal creatures at ZSL London Zoo’s Night Life rainforest exhibit which allows visitors to see how the rainforest comes to life at night.