Photo: This slow loris is your daily dose of cute

Adorable, but endangered

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slow loris

credit: Sham Jolimie

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This slow loris is wide-eyed and adorable. Sadly, many slow loris species are endangered or threatened, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The photographer writes:

"Slow lorises are victims of the illegal pet trade, superstition and sadly of their own cuteness. Their sharp teeth are removed before they are sold. Their body parts are used in traditional medicine. Their habitat is disappearing. All this puts them in danger of extinction."

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