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SciCafe: The Search for Slow Lorises

Wednesday, March 1, 2016

Close up of a Slow Loris on a branch, species name Nycticebus pygmaeus

Slow lorises may look like big-eyed Ewoks, but their cute countenance has made these primates a target of the illegal wildlife trade. Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. 

SciCafe: The Search for Slow Lorises, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).