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Lorises are a slow-moving, adorable and strange primate found distantly related to the lemur. Slender lorises are found in India and Sri Lanka, while slow lorises are found in Southeast Asia. They are an undeniably charismatic animal, and they are also quite endangered. Lorises were traditionally hunted for meat and as a source of traditional...
Loris Pet Simulator
I'm happy to show my first Patreon-backed game. The Pet Loris Simulator is a short Twine game designed to show what it is like to own a slow loris. The game will showcase just how horrible the loris pet trade (and the illegal pet trade in general) is, as well as hopefully discourage people from purchasing these animals. At the very least, it provides a counter narrative to those "oh so cute" youtube videos. A recent investigation showed that the demand for these animals in country like the US, Japan and the UK has risen as a result of viral videos of smuggled animals. The fact is, every video you see of a pet loris is of a scarred and dying animal. The game also features me singing a song about the loris, because apparently I thought that would be funny.