This new monkey, which is part of the slow loris family, may look like a dreamy little pet, but it actually has a bite that can kill you!!
The monkey was discovered in the Philippines and Borneo by a crew led by Oxford Brookes University professor, Anna Nekaris.
And after the discovery was made, researchers marked it as the new species, Nycticebus Kayan, and Anna noted:
The slow loris might look like a harmless, big-eyed Ewok from a scene in Star Wars, but the animal is actually one of the only poisonous mammals in the world. Its toxin can cause death in humans through anaphylactic shock. Unknowing humans should stay clear of the toxin, which is released from near its elbows. When threatened, the loris takes the toxin into its mouth and mixes it with saliva."
Now we know what monkey NOT to EVER mess with! LOLz
However, even though the slow loris was just found due to its nocturnal feature, it's already on the endangered list.
We're sad that there's not many of these cutie pies hopping around, but happy that it would be really difficult for us to run into one.
We don't know about you, but we definitely don't wanna go into anaphylactic shock!!
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