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  Nycticebus coucang (Boddaert, 1785)
  Family Name : Lorisidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Greater Slow Loris, Sunda Slow Loris, Kongkang

 
Greater Slow Loris,Sunda Slow Loris,Kongkang
  • Description
    • Description :
      Head round with very short muzzle and large, with forward-facing eyes. Body is pale greyish to reddish brown. Usually has dark coloured ring around each eye. Fur is soft and thick.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits forest. Nocturnal, arboreal and usually solitary. Its movements may appear deliberate, but not necessarily slow, always maintain at least one limb while it climbs upright or hanging below branches of tree. Its both a frugivore and carnivore.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, recorded from the Central Nature Reserves and Pulau Tekong. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat loss and poaching.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      One of the few mammals whose bite is known to be venomous. Due to its attractive appearance, individuals are often caught and sold as pets.
      Conservation Notes :
      Protection of forest habitats, and enforcement of strict anti-poaching laws. It is possible that part of the local slow loris population consists of abandoned pets.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Endangered (E)
      IUCN Red List :
      Vulnerable
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Ng, P.K.L. & Wee, Y.C. (Eds.). 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book (1st Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 343pp 

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