The world’s only poisonous primate

From the live-and-learn department, as discussed in today’s Guardian: the world has several venomous mammals (including shrews and the platypus), but there’s only one venomous primate. It’s the slow loris, which comprises three species (all from south or southeast Asia) in the genus Nycticebus. Here’s a description of the situation from Dr. Brian Grieg Fry, […]