Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Loris (= Stenops = Nycticebus), an East Indian genus of Lemurs, with two or three species, none much larger than a squirrel. The head is round, with a pointed snout, and large eyes. The fur is soft and thick, and usually brown in colour. They are nocturnal in habit, slow in movement, whence they are sometimes called Slow Lemurs, and feed on insects and small birds.