Bush Baby Bush Baby

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Otolemur crassiccaudatus

Bushbaby, also called the galago is an agile, nocturnal animal. Bush Babies have large eyes for good night vision, strong hind limbs, acute hearing, and long tails for balance. They are capable of a standing jump of 7 feet.

Bush Babies are born with half-closed eyes and are unable to move about by themselves. After a few days, the mother carries the infant in her mouth, and places it on branches while feeding.

Females maintain their territory and share the space with their offspring. Males leave their mothers' territories after puberty but females remain, forming social groups consisting of closely related females and their young.



ANIMAL INFORMATION
HABITATAfrica, south of the Sahara
WEIGHT5 - 8 ounces
HEIGHT6 - 6 1/2 inches
MATINGEvery 4 - 8 months
GESTATION123 days
YOUNG1 - 2
FAMILYGlagonidae
ORDERPrimates
DIETInsects, especially locusts, fruits and bird eggs, flowers, pollen and honey
LIFE SPAN16 years


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