Slender lorises (Loris) are a genus of loris native to India and Sri Lanka. The slender loris spends most of its life in trees (arboreal), traveling along the top of branches with slow and precise movements . It is found in tropical rainforests, scrub forest, semi deciduous forest and swamps. The species have lifespans of 15 years and are nocturnal. Slender lorises generally feed on insects, reptiles, shoots of plants and fruits. Locally, they are known as Devanga Pilli ("దేవాంగ పిల్లి") in Telugu, kaadu paapa ("ಕಾಡು ಪಾಪ") in Kannada, kutti thevangu ("தேவாங்கு") in Tamil and Malayalam, and unahapuluwa ("උනහපුළුවා") in Sri Lanka, and "Lajwanti" (लाजवंती) in Marathi.