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Creatures of the night! Ceylon Wilderness Update

Creatures of the night!

Wilpattu National Park

If you a Sri Lankan this is one of those creatures who’s name is very popular but only a handful has ever seen one. “Unahapuluwa” as called in Sinhala is the grey slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus), one of the 2 Loris species found in the country. 

With a slight resemblance to King Julien from the popular movie “Madagascar” this creature is an amazingly rare animal to spot.

With the abnormally big glass marble-like eyes, long bony limbs connected to very strong flexible joints these nocturnal animals feast on little insects to maintain their carnivorous diet. These evolutionary modifications developed due to the arboreal lifestyle meaning they live on trees almost all their lives.

Hint a sight of this unique creature while you promote Sinharaja forest reserve, Kanneliya forest, Rakwana, Koggala, Hiniduma, Kithulgala and even the Mahoora Wilpattu campsite where you might even see one during the day time if you’re lucky enough! 

 

 

 

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