Sumatran Slow Loris Nycticebus hilleri

Sumatran Slow Loris Nycticebus hilleri

Sumatran Slow Loris Nycticebus hilleri


Sumatra, Indonesia

This wide-eyed and cute slow loris species lives in areas such as lowland forest, sub-montane forest, and montane forest in the Ulu Masen (Kasia et al. 2011). A key threat to the Sumatran Slow Loris is habitat loss (Kasia et al. 2011). They are easy to catch when forest is converted to palm oil and other crops.

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Sumatran Slow Loris is listed as Endangered as there has probably been a more than 50% reduction in population over three generations (approximately 21-24 years), based on their past and predicted future abundance in the pet trade and extensive habitat loss throughout Sumatra.

IUCN Red List

Further Information

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Nekaris, K.A.I. & Poindexter, S. 2020. Nycticebus hilleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T163019804A163020000. Downloaded on 21 January 2021.

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