Q. With reference to Grey Slender Loris, consider the following statements:
1.The Grey slender loris is a nocturnal animal.
2.The species occurs in southern and eastern India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
About the Grey slender loris: The Grey slender loris belongs to the family Loridae. It is a species of primate. It has got a lean and lanky appearance, with longer and slender limbs, larger ears, pointed snout and eyes circled with black or dark brown.
The Grey slender loris is a nocturnal animal. It comes down into the bushes to feed and crosses open stretches of ground to enter isolated groves or to cross from one tree to another.
Habitat: They are found in tropical rainforests, scrub forests, semi-deciduous forests, and swamps.
Grey Slender Loris generally inhabits dry and drought-prone areas of Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The species occurs in southern and eastern India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka.