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Senegal bushbaby

species of small nocturnal primate

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

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

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. p. 126. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text (link)
  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: Uses authors parameter (link)