Significance to humans

Lorisids seem to be of no real significance to local human populations, although the larger-bodied species may occasionally be eaten.

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is found in China, Vietnam, and Laos. A juvenile is pictured here. (Photo by Rod Williams/ Reproduced by permission.)

1. Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus); 2. Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang); 3. Calabar angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis); 4. Gray slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus); 5. False potto (Pseudopotto martini); 6. Potto (Perodicticus potto). (Illustration by Brian Cressman)

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