Endangered species

Scientists: Newly DIscovered Species of Monkey Already Endangered

Popularity as a pet leading to poaching of the slow loris


A new species of primate, a "big-eyed" and venomous slow loris, has been identified in Borneo by researchers.

But the new loris is already under threat from the Asian pet trade in part because its "teddy-bear face" make it attractive for illegal poaching, the team of UK and US scientists said.