Why have you woken me up? Sleepy slender loris ignores attentions of vet during health check

Snooze time: The eight month old loris sleeps in the hands of a vet after her first health check

When you are just eight months old sometimes just the simple things in life like popping to the doctors can be exhausting.

This baby slender loris certainly found it all too much - falling asleep in the vets hands as she underwent her first ever health check.

And unlike most animals who are terrified of the vet this baby primate looked more than relaxed as she allowed the experts to examine her.


Morning! The baby loris clings to the vets hands as she wakes up after her health check


The loris and another baby just eight-months-old were at London Zoo's veterinary surgery to have their sex determined and to each have a micro-chip installed.

They are yet to be named and are the latest arrivals at the zoo in Regent's Park.

Slender Loris is the common name for the strepsirrhine primates who are nocturnal and originate from India, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia.


Waiting game: The sharp-eyed loris waits patiently for her health check - but looks slightly anxious


London Zoo supports conservation of lorises in Sri Lanka, where populations are thought to be under threat from deforestation, agrictulture and development.

They are also hunted for their meat and body parts which are used for traditional folk medicine.

The adorable lorises are known for their slow and precise movements and have huge Bambi-like eyes, which give it excellent night vision and allow it to hunt for insects during the night.

They are also distinctive for their extremely thin, slender limbs.


Wakey wakey! The baby loris looks exhausted as the vet props her up with his hands during the examination



Bright eyes: Slender loris is the common name for the strepsirrhine primates who are nocturnal and originate from India, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia

source: dailymail

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