These pygmy slow loris twins were born in mid-June at Moody Gardens in Galveston,… (Moody Gardens )
If you've never heard of pygmy slow lorises, here's all you need to know: they're adorable. At least that goes for the big-eyed twin babies recently born at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
The baby lorises were born in mid-June, the second time twins have been born to the same parents at the education center and aquarium. "Mother and babies are in the first exhibit in the rainforest entry," spokesman Jon Randolph says. Check out photos of the furry twin lorises here.
The tree-loving nocturnal creatures resemble little monkeys but are actually part of a more primitive species known as prosimians. They dwell in forests of Laos, Vietnam and China and have been listed as a vulnerable species by a United Nations conservation group, according to the gardens.
The babies and their mom, Luyen, are inside the 10-story Rainforests of the World pyramid that reopened in May after an extensive $25-million redesign. The pyramid had been damaged by Hurricane Ike, which hit the Galveston area in 2008.