Senegal bushbaby

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Senegal bushbaby [1]
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Galago senegalensis
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  Distribution of the Senegal Bushbaby
  Possible range or accidental records

The Senegal bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), also known as the Senegal galago, lesser galago, or lesser bushbaby is a small, nocturnal primate which lives in trees. They prefer dry woodland regions and savannah regions. At the end of the night, group members use a special rallying call and gather to sleep in a nest made of leaves, in a group of branches, or in a hole in a tree.

They are small primates (130mm and 95-300 grams) with woolly thick fur that ranges from silvery gray to dark brown. They are good jumpers.

Bush babies have 1-2 babies per litter, with gestation period being 110—120 days.

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  1. Groves, Colin (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Bearder S; Butynski T.M. & De Jong Y. (2008). "Galago senegalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)