Today Kori Learns learned about the Loris, which is not to be confused with the Lorax of Dr. Seuss fame. Lorises are small primates that apparently come in one of two subfamilies, slender or slow. I am uncertain as to whether they can be both slender and slow, but it appears unlikely.
Lorises are nocturnal and insectivores. Also, the females practice infant parking, which sounds like something amusing but really only means they leave their babies at home in the nest. Most interestingly mothers groom their babies with their allergenic saliva to deter predators, which is simultaneously cool and gross.
The reason that only Kori learned is because Amanda already knew about the Loris and this is not the “Kori Learns and Amanda Remembers What She Learned” blog. Kori Learns finds it surprising that Amanda Learns is the one familiar with this small tree dwelling primate since Kori Learns is the one who has cable and watches too many nature programs like Life, Planet Earth and When Animals Attack.
Lorises are also cute.