The slender lorises (Loris) are a genus of loris native to India and Sri Lanka. Its local name is "Kutti thevangu". There are two known species:
Some sources list only one species, Loris tardigradus and regard subspecies of lydekkerianus as subspecies instead of tardigradus.
Slender lorises are found in tropical rainforests, scrub forest, semi-deciduous forest and swamps.
In Tamil Nadu State of India in the Kollimalai region, there is illegal catching of slender lorises, and there is also a vigorous clampdown on it. Slender lorises are illegally smuggled to supply a growing exotic pet trade. Slender lorises are at risk of going extinct because of this illegal pet trade.
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