Borneo’s New Lorises

Perhaps our biggest news of 2012 came in December, when our 2013 paper describing three new species of Bornean lorises made an early bird appearance! This paper was picked up not by one or two or three, but over 400 science and news outlets world-wide, allowing the world to learn about the wonderful slow loris!! Enjoy these images and map to learn more about the species. Please support the wonderful work of Ch’ien Lee by purchasing prints of two of the new species at




Read more about the research and our fabulous co-authors Prof Susan Ford of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Anna’s MPhil graduate, Rachel Munds, now a PhD student at University of Missouri Columbia.

We have been on 100s of web sites! Some key press links about the work are:

New Species of Borneo’s Enigmatic Primate Discovered: Kayan Loris Has a Toxic Bite

New Primate with Face Mask & Toxic Bite Discovered

New species of cute but venomous primate discovered in Borneo

Primate species: new slow loris found in Borneo

Global cuteness increased by discovery of new loris

Venomous primate discovered in Borneo