Nycticebus bengalensis is a monotypic species (no subspecies).
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (southern Yunnan and possibly southern Guangxi Provinces), northeastern India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura Provinces), Lao PDR, Myanmar (including the Mergui Archipelago), Thailand, and Vietnam (except the south).
IUCN Conservation Status
"Among the primates of South and Southeast Asia, the slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) are amongst the least studied, owing to their nocturnal lifestyle, cryptic nature and relatively small body size (Srivastava & Mohnot2001)... indeed virtually nothing is known about [the Bengal slow loris'] behaviour and ecology in the wild. "
Seeing this Species
Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia
We are still researching this lovely species, but in 25 hours of nocturnal surveys, Coudrat et al. found sighted a Bengal Slow Loris nine times (2011). That sounds like fairly good odds for such rare and elusive creatures. Even better, this sanctuary boasts a wealth of diurnal primates as well.
Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India
Please see our page on the Hoolock Gibbon for more information on this sanctuary.
Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura, northeast India
Illustration by Bocourt. 1867. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'histoire Naturelle. Public Domain.
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