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Bengal Slow Loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) at Hamerton Zoo Park - March 27

A pair of this species have recently arrived at the park from the Rare Species Conservation Centre, the only ones in Europe outside of Germany.

Bengal Slow Loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) at Hamerton Zoo Park - March 27
TeaLovingDave, 30 Mar 2012
    • TeaLovingDave
      A pair of this species have recently arrived at the park from the Rare Species Conservation Centre, the only ones in Europe outside of Germany.
    • Animal
      Nice shot!
    • Bwassa
      Wow! A shot to be proud of TLD.
      Are they easy to see, or do you have to stake out the exhibit?
      (Kit-Kat style :D)
    • TeaLovingDave
      On my first visit to this collection - when I took this photo - both individuals were incredibly active.

      However, I am given to understand they are almost always impossible to see; something backed up by the fact that on my *second* visit to this collection it took about a dozen attempts at returning to the enclosure before one was briefly visible for about 20 seconds :p

      So a stake-out is advised!
    • mrcriss
      Not the only ones......there's a private breeder in the UK with them.
    • TeaLovingDave
      Note that I said that over two years ago! :p

      I believe the private breeder in question got their animals *from* RSCC as a matter of fact.
    • mrcriss
      ahh....I didn't look at the date. But I'm pretty sure she's had them over two years.
    • zoogiraffe
      Still doesn't alter the fact that as far as I know all the ones in private hands in the UK came from RSCC!
    • mrcriss
      Ok chill ;) Not sure what's going on here, but I was only saying that Hamerton's aren't the only ones outside of Germany, and it seems like you're getting a bit shirty:confused:

      I'll keep my trap shut in future then:D
    • TeaLovingDave
      I don't think zoogiraffe is getting shirty :p he always writes like that!

      One other possible holder which has emerged in the two years since I took this photo (other than the aforementioned private collection, RSCC and Hamerton) is Shaldon down in Devon, whose slow loris have always been labelled as Nycticebus coucang but which were referred to as bengalensis in a recent press release. I am told there is doubt on this matter, however.
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