from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small, slow-moving, nocturnal prosimian primates of the genera Loris and Nycticebus of tropical Asia, having dense woolly fur, large eyes, and a vestigial tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several small, slow-moving primates, of the family Lorisidae, found in India and southeast Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of small lemurs of the genus Stenops. They have long, slender limbs and large eyes, and are arboreal in their habits. The slender loris (Stenops gracilis), of Ceylon, in one of the best known species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The slender lemur of Ceylon, Arachnocebus or Loris gracilis, a prosimian mammal of the family Lemuridæ and subfamily Nycticebinæ: more fully called slender loris. Also lori; pl. loris.
- n. [capitalized] The typical genus of Lorisinæ, based by Geoffroy on the slender lori or loris of Ceylon, and the same as Arachmocebus of Lesson; extended to include the slow lemur, which is more frequently referred to a genus Nycticebus, Stenops, or Bradylemur.
But for a slender loris, a checkup is just another chance to look adorable.
And now ... at last - Sonya!!!! (slow loris) from Dmitry Sergeyev on Vimeo.
In any case, here's a slow loris whom I'm sure would concur with your conclusions ...
A Horton Plains slender loris was caught on camera after lengthy surveys of the forest by researchers from the Zoological Society of London, the University of Colombo and the Open University of Sri Lanka.
The Horton Plains slender loris (Loris tardigradus nycticeboides), which scientists last documented more than six decades ago and was thought extinct has been rediscovered (and photographed) in Sri Lanka.
See here for some great pics. (h/t: John Platt.) In some more hopeful news, the area where the loris was found was just named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
Mr Ben, a pygmy slow loris, is administered anesthetic during one of Bristol Zoo's in-house veterinary clinic routine health check-up and teeth clean as part of the Zoo's standard animal husbandry and welfare procedure at Bristol Zoo on June 18, 2009 in Bristol, England.
Caught on camera for the first time: The furry slender loris that is so rare scientists thought it was extinct
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Rare Pygmy Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens - ZooBorns: Moving slowly through the tree tops and weighing only a pound or less in adulthood, the pygmy slow loris lives up to its name.