Vicky Santos talks to Stephanie Poindexter about the slow loris

Stephanie Poindexter holding a reconstructed skeleton of a slow loris.

Episode 2 - The Slow Loris with Stephanie Poindexter

16:03 Run Time | February 28, 2023

Stephanie Poindexter, a biological anthropologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, specializes in how primates utilize and navigate their habitats. For the past 10 years, she has focused her research on the slow loris: an adorable yet venomous primate that inhabits Southeast Asia and surrounding areas. In this episode, Poindexter tells host Vicky Santos how she first became interested in primates (it helps to grow up near a zoo), how to track down a slow loris in a Thai forest in the middle of the night, and why we need to understand this little-known creature better if we wish to fully understand ourselves.