The Ayyalur habitat is degrading fast due to constantly increasing human pressure, which depend on … Excellent area for bird watching. corymbosa and var. Purpose Trees for Gray Slender Lorises. Unlike at PWS, slender lorises have been extensively sold as pets, and supplied to zoos in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and various other places in Kerala (Singh et al. Through this project, we hope to sensitize the villagers to the plight and utility of the Slender Loris. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary : It is located at an elevation of 1140 mts at the tri point junction of the States of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu .First of its kind to be set up in India and forms a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Park. 2) is the most widely dis-tributed of the Sri Lankan subspecies. Slender Loris a small, nocturnal primate a genus of Loris, commonly found in the tropical scrub and deciduous forests as well as the dense hedgerow plantations bordering farmlands of Southern India and Sri Lanka.. Habitat and Feeding Behavior During a 21-month study on a Mysore slender loris population in Tamil Nadu, southern India, we collected data on the ecology and behaviour of 32 identified individuals. A study by the Biology Department of Gandhigram Rural University highlights the need to conserve the Grey Slender Loris. Eastern Ghats are discontinuous hill ranges passing through Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu located between 11⁰30' & 22⁰N latitude and 76⁰50' & 86⁰30'E longitude. Distribution of the Grey Slender Loris (Loris lyddekerianus Cabrera, 1908) in Tamil Nadu, Southern I... Distribution Patterns of Slender Loris Subspecies (Loris lydekkerianus) in Kerala, Southern India, Behavioural variation in the Mysore slender loris Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus, Home range and ranging pattern in the slender loris (Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus). var. CHENNAI: A mini zoo will be established at Sirumalai in Dindigul district, ... Tamil Nadu cabinet passes resolution to reserve medical seats for govt school students ; Based on these results, we recommend increased protection measures for the forest patches of the Eastern Ghats mountains in order to ensure the long-term survival of the grey slender loris. relative abundance of the species ranged from 0.02 to 1.44 lorises/km. All content in this area was uploaded by R. Sasi on Dec 29, 2014, ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  , , ,            ,            ,               , ,               ,              ,          ,             ,          ,             ,              , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Variation amongst popu-lations of slender loris has long been acknowledged, and therefore the number of recognised ... the eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa [Rao, 1994; Singh et al., 1999, 2000]. On November 15th 2015, my brother and I were driving back from Valparai in Tamil Nadu after a productive wildlife trip in the Anaimalais. Kumara, HN and Sasi, R and Chandran, S and Radhakrishna, Sindhu (2016) Distribution of the Grey Slender Loris (Loris lyddekerianus Cabrera, 1908) in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Replacement of local species with exotic tree species like Eucalyptus has also led to a massive decline in the population of Slender loris since such plant species are not suitable to sustain indigenous animal species and their needs. The south-central districts of Tamil Nadu showed the highest densities of lorises, while the western districts showed the lowest. Our results confirm that both loris subspecies are Status survey of slender loris Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India Both slender loris species are unique among the members of the family Lorisidae in many respects. KeywordsAbundance–Distribution–Forest type–Kerala–Slender loris–Subspecies. They either hunt on their own or in pairs. We recorded and analyzed 1240 feeding incidents, which indicate that the lorises were almost exclusively faunivorous, with 96% of all feeding events representing animal prey. Native people have always believed that all parts of the slender loris have some medicinal or magical powers . Home ranges were measured for eight adult individuals and eight juvenile and subadult individuals. We studied Mysore slender lorises (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus) at a semi-protected forest reserve in Tamil Nadu, South India (Singh et al., 1999, 2000). It is found in India and Sri Lanka. The slender lorises (Loris) are a genus of loris native to India and Sri Lanka. Loris lydekkerianus is now considered a separate slender loris species found in India and Sri Lanka, while Loris tardigradus is a slender loris species found exclusively in Sri Lanka. ... scientifically known as Cirrochroa thais is the state butterfly of South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Mysore slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus lydek kerianus is a nocturnal strepsirrhine primate endemic to India. Being arboreal, they spend most of their life on trees. The south-central districts of Tamil Nadu showed the highest densities of lorises, while the western districts showed the lowest. Status survey of slender loris Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India. The Mysore gray slender loris inhabits the tropical dry forests of the Eastern Ghats in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, frequenting open Euphorbia scrub forests and Acacia trees at an altitude of 300–500 metres (980–1,640 ft). unknown. The tree species planted here include Velvel (Acacia leucophloea), Veppalai (Wrightia tinctorial), Babool (Acacia nilotica), Fig (Ficus racemosa), Baheda (Terminalia bellirica), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica), Pungan (Pongamia pinnata), Neem (Azadhirachta indica), Krishna Siris (Albizia amara), Kali Siris (Albizia odoratissima), Bael (Feronia limonia), Avie (Holoptelia integrifolia), and Jujuba (Zizyphus jujube). Also, local astrologers in Karnataka and Kerala are known to use lorises to pick out tarot cards (Ahmed 2001). A survey of the slender loris Loris tardigradus, a Vulnerable primate, was carried out in the Dindigul Forests of Tamil Nadu, India, in 1996 in order to assess prevalence. As with other lorisine species, there have been few studies on this taxon and much still remains unknown about it. Also, local astrologers in Karnataka and Kerala are known to use lorises to pick out tarot cards (Ahmed 2001). These animals face a threat from poachers due to the misplaced belief that these animals have magical and medicinal powers. Our on-ground planting partner Seeds Trust's approach is to support livelihood and conservation both simultaneously, without one affecting the other. It is threatened by habitat loss. Though their movement is slow, they can climb up fast to the tree-top when frightened. They spend most of their life on trees -- feeding on leaves, flowers, insects and sometimes eggs of birds. Slender Loris. A survey of the slender loris Loris tardigradus, a Vulnerable primate, was carried out in the Dindigul Forests of Tamil Nadu, India, in 1996 in order to assess prevalence. Members of New World Animal Rescue Charitable Trust, Pallikonda had recently rescued a slender loris, an endangered animal, from an elderly man … Weighing around 200g or less, these small creatures are hard to spot. Among the Slender Lorises which are found only in South India and Sri Lankan forests, Mysore slender Loris and Malabar slender Lorises are endemic to South India. Status survey of slender loris Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India 2009 for the presence of lorises. Tiger, bonnet macaque, langurs, slender loris, sloth bear, sambhar, chital, wild dog etc. Slender lorises spend most of their life in trees, traveling along the top of branches with slow and precise movement… (2000), the genus is represented by four species and one variety, viz., P. aurea, P. corymbosa (incl. Slender Loris - Slender Loris, commonly found in the tropical scrub and deciduous forests of Southern India and Sri Lanka. Home ranges were measured for eight adult individuals and eight juvenile and subadult individuals. On slowing down near one of the hairpin bends, we spotted a Crested Hawk-eagle with a Slender Loris in its talons. We recommend We investigated The home range and ranging pattern of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus) was studied for 21 months in a scrub jungle in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, south India. The Indian government has laws protecting the slender loris, but its effect is difficult to gauge. [3] In Tamil Nadu State of India in the Kollimalai region, there is illegal catching of Slender Loris, also called Devangu in Tamil and there is also a vigorous clampdown on it. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Purpose Trees for Gray Slender Lorises. ... Ghats they are distributed in select pockets across Tamil Nadu… home range size increased post-weaning. Our understanding of its geographical distribution is largely based on historical records and short surveys, and little is known of its occurrence in southern India today. (Caryophyllaceae), comprising c. 50 species, is distributed in tropical and warmer regions of the world, especially in Old World regions (Mabberley 2008). Annual rainfall Varies from below 1000 mm in … They are listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India, 1972, according them the highest level of legal protection. Native people have always believed that all parts of the slender loris have some medicinal or magical powers. 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