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Fear My Deadly Elbows

Slow Loris - Small nocturnal prosimian primates with poisonous elbows. Found from Bangladesh to the Philippines .

Hey, how about that! No parasites today. Lorises lick their elbow glands to give themselves a venomous bite, and as a general defence in case something tries to bite them. I mention them only because Slow Lorises possess what might be the least threatening threat display of any animal in the world

Loris

And yes, he's wearing those thick gloves for a reason.

More Lorises here

And next time, I traumatise you all with African Eye Worms! BWAHAHAHA!
Tags: loris, mammal, nycticebus coucang, nycticebus pygmaeus, poison, primate, prosimian, slow loris, venom
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