Senegal bushbaby

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Senegal bushbaby [1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Galagidae
Genus: Galago
Binomial name
Galago senegalensis
É. Geoffroy, 1796
     Distribution of the Senegal Bushbaby     Possible range or accidental records

The Senegal bushbaby is also known as the Senegal galago, or the lesser bush baby.

It 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 126. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Bearder S; Butynski T.M. & De Jong Y. (2008). Galago senegalensis. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 1 January 2009.