The slow loris, distant cousin to lemurs, has a toxic bite–a trait rare in mammals and singular in primates
The slow loris, distant cousin to lemurs, has a toxic bite–a trait rare in mammals and singular in primates

The animal obtains the toxin by licking a gland on its own arm. The secretion mixes with saliva and activates. The slow loris even applies the toxin to the fur of its infants via grooming, in order to deter predators.

Ink, watercolor pencil, and Posca paint pen on paper, 6”x6”. 


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