Bioko Allen's Bushbaby

Bioko Allens BushbabyThe Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) has big eyes, pronounced ears and they appear to be communicative most of the time. They are also referred to as Night Apes due to their nocturnal nature. Living in the African rainforests, a Bioko Allen's Bushbaby could jump vertically. The Bioko Allen's Bushbabies live in sets with around fifteen individuals for each kilometer. They feed alone or with company, and they survive on fruits, flowers, tree saps, even eggs or birds. The females sleep together, while the male Bioko Allen's Bushbaby sleeps alone.

A male would mate with a large number of females and this results to a fierce competition. These primates have very expressive faces. Under danger, one would have eyes wide open, the lips apart, the teeth hidden by the lips, all in an attempt to scare a predator. A Bioko Allen's Bushbaby would talk to each other by what is called "urine washing", and what is this exactly? One would wash the hands/feet with urine, then rub it off to another thing. Lifespan-wise, the average would fall to a decade.

A long time back, they were exported to be pets in huge numbers as they are very cute, but at present, they are now shielded by Washington Convention. Right now, if you want to get a Bioko Allen's Bushbaby in the United States from outside of the US, you'll be faced with hardships.

The Allen's bushbaby, allen's galago, allen's squirrel galago is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Allen's squirrel galago habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Allen's squirrel galago

Adult weight : 0.273 kg (0.6006 lbs)

Female maturity :243 days

Male maturity : 274 days

Gestation : 133 days

Litter size : 1

Weight at birth : 0.024 kg (0.0528 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC


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