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Ancient primates had extra claws just for grooming

Futurity: Research News - Jun 21, 2018
Lemurs, lorises, galagoes, and tarsiers have nails on most of their digits and grooming claws on their second—and in tarsiers, second and third—toes. So, why did the ancestors of monkeys, apes, and humans lose their grooming claws? One possible ...

Fossils Show Ancient Primates Had Grooming Claws As Well As Nails

R & D Magazine - Jun 20, 2018
Lemurs, lorises and galagoes have nails on most digits and grooming claws on their second toes, as seen on the feet of two greater slow lorises, Nycticebus coucang, in the Florida Museum mammals collection. Credit: Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace.

Primates in peril

Science Daily - Jun 17, 2018
Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under ...

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Slow Lorises HATE to be Tickled & Why They Should Never Be Pets | The Dodo

Why Slow Lorises Shouldn't Be Pets | This viral video looks like the cutest thing in the world — but it's a nightmare for these animals. Video by: Ryan Barrentine ...

Slow Lorises Rescued From Illegal Pet Trade | National Geographic

Officials in West Sumatra, Indonesia, rescued nine slow lorises from being sold on the illegal pet market. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About ...

Three slow lorises released back into the forest


Rare slow lorises rescued from traffickers by Chinese animal welfare activists

Animal welfare activists in northeast China's Liaoning Province recently saved four slow lorises, one of the nation's rarest species, and sent them to a nature ...

Slow Lorises Cry After Stolen from the Wild From Forest To Be Pets | The Dodo

These slow lorises were crying — because they were so scared after being stolen from the wild Video by: Ryan Barrentine To help with the medical care of ...