Lesser Bush Baby (Galago senegalensis)

Details

Details of Lesser Bush Baby (Galago senegalensis)

Has fine woolly greyish to grey brown coat, extending on to the  well haired tail. Ears are large, thin and rounded, and extremely mobile. The eyes are very large , forwad  pointing and ringed with black, the head is  small and rounded, and snout is short. It's considered small than the thick tailed galago. They forage  mainly  in trees  and only occassionaly descending  to the ground.

 Family groups of two  to eight individualos sleep together, in self  constructed  nests of leaves, tree holes or in dense vegetation  tangles. Group members always forage alone or in very  loose assciations. They are territorial with groups occupying home ranges  of about 3 ha but this varry according to food availability. Their jumping ability is amazing given their small size and is facilitated by the long , well developed hing legs.

They are very vocal wit a wide range of calls inclluding low croaks, chittering and grunts 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Overview

Height: 17,5cm


Weight: 150 -250 g


Active: Nocturnal


Habitat: Acacia woodland


Food: Gum, grasshoppers, months, spiders


 

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