Bushbaby

© Roger de la Harpe

Name

Bushbaby (galagidae)
Lesser bushbaby (galago moholi)
Thick-tailed bushbaby (otolemur crassicaudatus)

Bushbabies, or galagos of Africa, are one of the smallest primates on the continent. Although they are rather common, they are difficult to spot due to being nocturnal. Their baby-like cries can often be heard during the night.

Lesser Bushbaby

The lesser bushbaby occurs in South Africa in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, as well as in Botswana. As they are reliant on trees, their habitats are restricted to savannah woodlands, particularly woodlands of ......more

Thick-Tailed Bushbaby

Thick-tailed bushbaby prefers open woodlands or savannas as their habitat and can be found in the northeastern parts of South Africa....more