Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Saving the Slow Loris by Constructing Bridges

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Behavior, Nature, Wildlife, Endangered Species

Ed Hessler

I've posted about a conservation effort to help the slow loris, an endangered species but this BBC film (3m 14s) provides a clearer and more extensive look at the network of mid-air walkways designed to help them move between treetops, across land that has been cleared for growing crops.

And the farmers like the idea, too. The walkways make farm life a little easier. 

Lorises are the only venomous primate. Here is information about the venom and how it is used in defense. They have extra vertebrae and this gives the stripe on their book a snake-like movement which may serve as a warning to predators.

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