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Mysteries of slow loris toxin

Duration: 01:59

The toxin produced by slow lorises appears to contain substances that can cause flesh necrosis in humans. These substances are found in bugs such as millepedes which form part of a loris' diet in the wild.

Available since: Fri 20 Jan 2012


Series Producer
Steve Greenwood
Anna Nekaris
Stephen Gooder
Executive Producer
Chris Cole

This clip is from

Natural World 2011-2012, Jungle Gremlins of Java

7/13 Dr Anna Nekaris travels to Java to find out about the slow loris and its toxic bite.

First broadcast: 25 Jan 2012

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