POTTO (Perodicticus potto) ©zooborns.com
Pottos inhabit the canopy of rain forests in tropical Africa
Status: Least Concern
Facts: The name “Potto” possibly comes from the African word “pata”, which means tailless ape. The Potto is also known as Bosman’s Potto, after its supposed discoverer, and in some English-speaking parts of Africa it is called a Softly-softly.
Ursula Cowgill, a biologist at Yale University who looked after six captive Pottos for several decades, noticed that they appeared to form altruistic relationships. The captive Pottos were seen to spend time with a sick companion and to save food for an absent one. However, there is no confirmation that this behaviour occurs in the wild.
Facts Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potto