Slow Loris are listed as either ‘Endangered’ or ‘Vulnerable’ due to loss of habitat , the illegal wildlife trade, desirability as ‘cute’ pets & ill-founded traditional medicine beliefs
Popular ‘CUTE’ videos of Slow Loris on You Tube have not helped the animal’s plight either. If a baby is not with its’ mother it will most likely have been stolen from her at the time of her slaughter.
They have a toxic bite so their teeth are pulled out without anaesthetic causing acute pain and leaving them open to infection and disease. Over time captive Slow Lorises also lose their natural toxicity which also makes them vulnerable to disease and infection.