From 15 Cute Animals That Could Kill You….


Posted on 02/09/2011

Slow Loris

This animal might look like a harmless, big-eyed baby ewok, but the slow loris is one of the poisonous mammals in the world.  Its subtle nature makes it popular in the illegal pet trade, but unknowing humans should stay clear of its toxin, which is released from the sides of its elbows.  When threatened, the loris takes the toxin into its mouth and mixes it with saliva.  The animal will also lick its hair to deter predators from attack.  The toxin can cause death by anaphylactic shock.

But is it true? Amazing how this myth is all over the net!

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