September 9, 2013
Lorises leave their babies alone while they gather food, so to keep them safe, they bathe them in saliva, which causes an allergic reaction in predators. One of the cooler defense mechanisms EVER
(Jurmain, Robert, Lynn Kilgore, and Wenda Trevathan. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2008.)

Lorises leave their babies alone while they gather food, so to keep them safe, they bathe them in saliva, which causes an allergic reaction in predators. One of the cooler defense mechanisms EVER

(Jurmain, Robert, Lynn Kilgore, and Wenda Trevathan. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2008.)

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    Love learning little facts like this, plus lorises are just too cute
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    thinking about trying this out of my child………
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