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February 15, 2012 11:04 am
Endangered Animal Fact of the Day:
The LORIS.
While this mammal may be slow, don’t let its leisurely pace fool you. When foraging for food, this primate secretes a poisonous serum from glands located at the crook of their elbow, which they lick right before they bite into their unsuspecting prey. The slow loris will also coat their babies with this poison  if they have to leave them alone for any amount of time. 

Endangered Animal Fact of the Day:

The LORIS.

While this mammal may be slow, don’t let its leisurely pace fool you. When foraging for food, this primate secretes a poisonous serum from glands located at the crook of their elbow, which they lick right before they bite into their unsuspecting prey. The slow loris will also coat their babies with this poison if they have to leave them alone for any amount of time. 

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