Name the baby loris competition
We’ve been working to protect endangered slow lorises for nearly 20 years. Our Conservation Partner, Anna Nekaris, from Little Fireface Project and Oxford Brookes University, is working in the jungles of Indonesia to protect slow loris habitat and keep them safe from poachers. Anna and her team have just been in touch to share some exciting news, a new loris has been born and she’s a girl!
This is a special baby. Her mother, Tereh, was first discovered by Anna and the Little Fireface Project team in 2011. Since then she’s given birth to nine babies, Tahini, Dali, Bunga, Yogi, Tzatziki, Tombol, Tulala, Tyrion and Toke. In keeping with (most) of her family, we’d like her name to begin with T.
Anna and her team’s work in Java is the longest running study on this small primate in the world. By following individual animals over their lives, they’ve found out so much about how slow lorises live. They’ve discovered what close bonds these little creatures form, with pairs bonding for life. Naming the lorises helps keep track of them all during this long term study.
To enter, add your suggestion (beginning with T) below and we’ll let you if your name is chosen. We’ll announce her new name on our social media pages. Good luck!