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Joseph Smit's Faces of Lorises (1904)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lorisidae
Subfamily: Lorinae
Gray, 1821

The Loris is a solitary mammal that lives in tropical rainforests in southeast Asia. The Loris is arboreal, living in trees. It is nocturnal, most active at night. In captivity, the loris lives for up to 13 years.

The loris is a primate, a type of mammal closely related to galagos, lemurs, monkeys, apes, and people.

The loris has enormous eyes, grasping fingers, and toes with opposable digits. The Loris ranges from 7 to 15 inches (18 to 38 cm) long. It has a stubby tail, only about 1 inch (3 cm) long.

The loris is an omnivore (eating plants and animals); it eats mostly insects, lizards, fruits, and some plant shoots.