Senegal bushbaby

Senegal BushbabyThe Senegal Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis) or Senegal Galago is a primate, member of the Galagidae family. They are on average 16cm long, with a 23cm long tail and weighing around 250g. They can be found in the forested and bushed areas south of the Sahara of Africa. They are nocturnal primates, running along branches. They have large eyes, which gives them excellent night vision and they have strong hind limbs and a long tail to keep them balanced.

Their diet consists of insects, fruit, gum or plant fluids. They can hunt insects by sound alone and snatch them from the air as they fly by.

Interesting fact the name 'bushbaby' can either refer to their appearance or their cries.

Picture of the Senegal Bushbaby by Hans Hillewaert (Lycaon), licensed under Attribution ShareAlike 2.5

Keywords: nocturnal , brown , tail

The Lesser bushbaby, lesser galago, senegal galago, senegal lesser galago is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Senegal galago

Adult weight : 0.192 kg (0.4224 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :240 days

Male maturity : 300 days

Gestation : 126 days

Weaning : 89 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 225 days

Weight at birth : 0.012 kg (0.0264 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.1 kg (0.22 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.172 kg (0.3784 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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