Surprisingly, there's one very simple way people around the world can help save them.
According to IAR, the demand for slow lorises is closely tied to several popular viral videos that show slow lorises living in people's homes and, in some cases, being "tickled" - which makes the little animals raise their arms over their heads as if they're enjoying it.
Unfortunately, the truth behind the videos isn't as cute. The lorises are often violently seized from their forest homes - as their names indicate, they're too slow to run away - and are stuffed into bags to be transported. They are often fed inappropriate diets, develop bone or metabolic disorders, and are unable to engage in their natural nocturnal behaviors.
Slow lorises also have venom glands in their elbows that they use as a means of defense, raising their arms and licking the spot before biting. But after lorises are taken from the wild, they often have their teeth cruelly ripped or clipped out - a painful procedure that's performed without anesthetic - to make them more doll-like and stop them from biting their new owners.