Latest Gray Slender Loris Stories
The first ever pictures of the Horton Plains slender loris, a rare and endangered breed of primate that had long been thought extinct, have been captured by scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), according to a Monday press release from the conservation organization. According to the ZSL, there were only four sightings of this loris subspecies from 1939 through 2002, which led many scientists to believe that they had all died out. However, as part of the ZSL's "Edge of...
The red slender loris (Loris tardigradus) is a small, nocturnal prosimian native to the Rainforests of India and Sri Lanka. Its body length on average is 7 to 10 in. (17.5 to 26 cm), with an average weight of a mere 3 to 13 oz (85 to 350g). It eats insects, lizards, bird eggs, and occasionally other invertebrates. They also feed on berries, leaves, and buds. This loris is a small, slender primate with big forward facing eyes. These eyes are used for precise depth perception. The loris has...
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.