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Discover rare loris' under the stars

Discover rare loris' under the stars

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am Wolf Dittus. I arrived in Sri Lanka in 1968 with the Smithsonian Institution of the USA and have been studying the dry zone primates ever since; making it the longest running study by an individual of vertebrates in the world. I work for NIFS SL. I am Chameera and I have worked with Loris for 2 years now and primates mostly as well as monitoring the population dynamics of the lake birds in…
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR

About Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity

The Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity (ACPD) is registered as a non-profit company in Sri Lanka. It can accept donations, or market for the support of conservation, research and education efforts. We are affiliated with the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka, where Dr. Dittus is a Visiting Senior Fellow and leader of the Primate Biology Project.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity. .

What we’ll do

Perhaps one of the most unusual tours during your travels in Sri Lanka would be the night time walk to locate a few of the 21 slender loris' in the forest patch of the Smithsonian Primate Research Station. We start our walk around 6:30pm when these beautiful nocturnal mammals wake up with a piercing shrill whistling call notifying each individual of the others location and off they go feeding and…

What else you should know

White lights or flash photography is not permitted. Please wear closed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirts. We recommend wearing insect repellent. This is not suitable if you are claustrophobic.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Tea, coffee and cookies

What to bring

Red light
Closed shoes
Insect repellent
Long pants & long sleeved top
[Optional] Join us for dinner afterwards. Approx USD$8 per person.

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

We will be at the Smithsonian Research Station, which includes about 2.5 hectares of forest. Our property is home to 21 individual loris' with geo locations and are part of the ongoing research of the Dry Zone Primates. You are able to observe them in their natural habitat while they go about feeding and moving. None of the animals are in a closed up enclosure and are free to range and our forest patch has been their homes for many generations

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

White lights or flash photography is not permitted. Please wear closed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirts. We recommend wearing insect repellent. This is not suitable if you are claustrophobic.
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
animal encounter
Discover rare loris' under the stars
22 reviews
From $53/person
22 reviews
From $53/person