Exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce that our female pygmy slow loris, Sovanni, is pregnant! Sovanni is due later this spring and her pregnancy is progressing nicely.
The upcoming birth is a major celebration for your Akron Zoo and pygmy slow loris as a species. Pygmy slow loris are listed as vulnerable by IUCN Red List. Populations are decreasing due to habitat loss, as well as trapping for use in Asian medicine. Your Akron Zoo participates in the Pygmy Slow Loris Species Survival Plan (SSP), a breeding programs that helps creates a healthy, genetically-diverse populations of loris in zoos.
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