pygmy loris

Vietnam is a country of amazing biodiversity, including many rare and unusual species. One fascinating example is the pygmy loris. It is found only in certain forests of Southeast Asia. This little primate spends much of its day asleep in a tree, rolled into a ball. But at night, it climbs slowly and quietly through the trees in search of insects and fruit. This expert climber can hang by its feet from a branch, leaving its hands free for holding food.

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