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  • n. Plural form of loris.

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Examples

  • While their close relatives - such as lorises and galagos - range across Africa and Asia, lemurs only exist on the island of Madagascar, a place where environmental destruction has put nearly all living lemur species at risk of extinction.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Unfortunately for lorises, their cuteness can actually be a bad thing, according to The Telegraph.

    Slender Loris Gets A Checkup (PHOTOS)

  • Getty snapped some shots of two female lorises getting their first health exam at the London Zoo.

    Slender Loris Gets A Checkup (PHOTOS)

  • Logging, agriculture and development made it hard for the lorises to find food, escape threats or meet mates.

    Horton Plains Slender Loris Photographed For First Time (PHOTOS)

  • Gamage said more of the lorises are thought to live in small patches of forest in Sri Lanka's hill country.

    Horton Plains Slender Loris Photographed For First Time (PHOTOS)

  • A fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible “missing link” between humans and early primates is actually a forebearer of modern-day lemurs and lorises, according to two papers by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin, Duke University and the University of Chicago.

    Some Big News Items - The Panda's Thumb

  • They also note that the article on Darwinius published last year in the journal PLoS ONE ignores two decades of published research showing that similar fossils are actually strepsirrhines, the primate group that includes lemurs and lorises.

    Some Big News Items - The Panda's Thumb

  • The slow lorises of Se Asia a primate no less also have a poisonous bite, which has caused human beings to be hospitalised or even killed.

    Urban Wildlife Watch: Moles and Shrews

  • The toxin is secreted by the brachial glands and activated by an enzyme in the lorises saliva.

    Urban Wildlife Watch: Moles and Shrews

  • Dealers here know they have to be careful because there's an international treaty called CITES that is supposed to protect endangered species, like these two small primates called slow lorises we discovered just left of the sign in the front window.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2008

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