Jungle Gremlins of Java

Image for Jungle Gremlins of JavaNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Natural World, 2011-2012 Episode 7 of 13

Duration: 1 hour

The slow loris is the real-life gremlin, extremely cute but with a venom that can kill. Now it's also a YouTube superstar with millions of hits. Dr Anna Nekaris travels to the jungles of Java to solve the riddle of its toxic bite, but a shocking discovery awaits.

  • Loris examined by vet

    Loris examined by vet

    Once a loris has been rescued from life as a pet, it must be examined by a vet to determine if it has a future in the wild. Sadly, many pet lorises cannot be returned to the wild; they often have had their teeth cut off as owners fear being bitten.

  • Primatologist Anna Nekaris with Loris in illegal market

    Primatologist Anna Nekaris with Loris in illegal market

  • Infra-red loris on branch

Credits

Participant
Anna Nekaris
Participant
Anna Nekaris
Series Producer
Steve Greenwood
Series Producer
Steve Greenwood
Executive Producer
Chris Cole
Executive Producer
Chris Cole

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.