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A pygmy loris in a tree, its wide eyes facing the viewer.

You're looking at an animal called a pygmy loris. And it's looking at you!

Can you guess what it is?


a rodent related to rats


a primate related to lemurs


a marine mammal related to sea otters


a nocturnal mammal related to raccoons

Nope. Try again!
You got it!

ANSWER: a primate related to lemurs

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Image Credits:

pygmi loris and Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, courtesy of Tilo Nadler / Frankfurt Zoological Society Oriental; pit viper, courtesy of Robert W. Murphy / Royal Ontario Museum; scientists with camera trap, courtesy of Kevin Frey / AMNH Center for Biodiversity and Conservation; saola: courtesy of European Commission, Social Forestry and Nature Conservation.