Sunday, 28 June 2009

Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

video

9 comments:

librarian said...

flying squirrel? 3 toed sloth?
Whatever it is it has had a serious brain bypass !!

mike said...

I think it's a Bush Baby and while it's very cute, it isn't very responsible to show things like this in a positive light. These animals are taken from the wild, often as infants, where the parents are killed to get at the baby.....

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/090312/bush-babies-struggle-south-africas-urban-jungle?page=0,1

Laura said...

It is a Slow Loris.

mike said...

http://news.mongabay.com/2007/0611-loris.html

Jacqueline said...

yes a loris, not a house pet :-(

Tom said...

It's kind of sad, because it looks so happy to have its tummy stroked, but horrible to read what people do to them in the news article you posted, Mike... Maybe that happy face is just their default expression?

Jeannette said...

That is so cute! Last year I went to Madagascar on a lemur expediton, they're similar looking and as cute as loris's. I haven't read Mike's link and after seeing your reply to it I don't think I want to, I can't bear any kind of cruelty to animals. Jeannette

jmuhj said...

Posted to the linked URL and hope it is food for thought. These little creatures do NOT belong in households.

Anonymous said...

I saw it on Steve Irwan's show a long time ago...very shy nocturnal creature...Not belong in a house unless it is part of a rescue, of course with intentions upon freeing it. Did not see video, so I do not know entirely the intentions, was afraid to learn it's fate.