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New slow loris species discovered in Borneo

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Researchers have discovered a new slow loris species in the jungles of Borneo, according to findings published this week in the American Journal of Primatology. 

A slow loris is pictured before being caught at Sabah Girang field center on Borneo Island in Malaysia on June 30, 2011. Researchers have discovered a new species of the animal in the jungles of Borneo, according to findings published this week in the American Journal of Primatology.

Known for its toxic bite, the slow loris -- a nocturnal primate found across Southeast Asia -- is closely related to a lemur and is characterized by unique fur coloration on its face and body.

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