Friday, March 11, 2011

A Slow Loris

Sorry for the couple day gap of no posts. My computer was having troubles and today is the first day that I got on the internet. It also is the first day of spring break so that's great. I think over the next week I will be doing a what I call a music week and just post some good songs I hear because I will lack the time to do much writing and I always hear great new music when I see my friends that I haven't seen in a while.

But yeah, the main point of this post today is to show you the most awesome creature in the animal kingdom, the slow loris. It is a rare pygmy species found in southern china. They were hunted for their large eyes that people used for traditional medicines and also they were turned into wine or dried and smoked. Now they are endangered and it is illegal to hunt them. I just don't understand why they didn't turn them into pets. I mean like how cool would it be to have sticks and stuff all around the insides of your house and have a couple of those guys cruising around.


-Videos-



24 comments:

  1. That is by far the cutest thing I've seen all day. That smile on the loris' face when he gets tickled is adorable.

    And then he looks so sad when he stopped being tickled.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome find man... They would make great pets lol!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ha, this is awesome. Would love to have such a pet

    ReplyDelete
  4. welcome back dude, cool things looks better than having a cat. dont like cats much

    ReplyDelete
  5. welcome back. missed you in the morning!

    ReplyDelete
  6. haha I think I have seen every video of slow loris' on YT.

    That tickling one has been my favourite for quite some time now =]

    +followed.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Welcome back. Those little critters are deliciously adorable. I wonder how long it'll be before someone tries to teach one sign language.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I fail to see how the hell slow loris manage to survive extinction, and yet the awesome T-Rex didnt.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's an awesome new pet. It looked like it wanted that umbrella.

    ReplyDelete
  10. i... want one! it's just so goddamned cute, how could humans have hunted these?

    ReplyDelete
  11. aw it looks so happy! I want one lol

    ReplyDelete
  12. HAHAHAHhah so cute I want that!

    ReplyDelete
  13. great vids, thanks for posting!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hahahah !!!! I WANT ONE OF THESE!!! FUU!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have already seen that tickling one :D
    they are so adorable!

    but part of their wild population's decline is due to the unsustainable demand of slow loris as a pet, which creates illegal catch and unmeasured trade.

    ReplyDelete
  17. A primate specialist has stated that this slow loris is not only wounded but entirely stressed - they are nocturnal and bright lights would hurt their eyes, and they need to be continually holding onto branches. The pet trade is not only illegal, but causing horrific abuse. See this on YouTube, Tickling Slow Loris - the Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF9-Dp3unTU - they do not make good pets, and often die in captivity even in the best circumstances. They stink are venomous - which is why their teeth are often scissored or yanked out, although this doesn't stop the venom. They are nocturnal, urinate all over the place and need to eat live insects, birds, lizards etc to survive properly. Please go to http://nocturama.org/ to see how you can help save this amazing creature.

    ReplyDelete