Sunday Sketch: Social Distancing

We are all adjusting to a new normal, but for some animals social distancing is a way of life. Take the slow loris for example. These guys are happiest hanging out at home by them selves. One study found that these guys only spend 3% of their time in association with other slow lorises and those associations are only with other individuals that already overlap there home range. So be like the slow loris–hunker down, enjoy a nice piece of fruit and when you need to interact with another human, make it a housemate. 

Sketch and fact contributed by Amelia Munson

Source: Wiens, F., & Zitzmann, A. (2003). Social structure of the solitary slow loris Nycticebus coucang (Lorisidae). Journal of Zoology, 261(1), 35-46. doi:10.1017/S0952836903003947

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