Slender Loris

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India's first ever sanctuary for the endangered Slender Loris will be set up in Karur & Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu.


  • The state government notified 'Kadavur slender loris sanctuary' under Section 26 (A)(1)(b) of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Slender Loris:

  • Slender Loris is a small nocturnal mammal that spends most of its life on trees.
  • They are native to India and Sri Lanka and are also amongst the world’s top 25 endangered primates.
  • They are listed under endangered species as per the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • They are also protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian legislation of the Wildlife (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972.
  • They act as biological predators of pests that harm agricultural crops and help farmers.
  • As per reports, there are 14,000 Slender Loris in the Dindigul and Karur forests in Tamil Nadu.


Source : Hindustan Times