Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Bushbabies climbing a tree.
Bushbabies are so cool. They are also called Galagos, but "bushbaby" sounds way cuter. They live in African tropical forests and are primates (like monkeys).

Their long tails help keep them balanced when they are climbing around trees. Bushbabies also have nails so they can grip onto branches so they will not fall off!

Bushbabies like chewing on insects, fruit, and tree gum.

Bushbabies are nocturnal.

Bushbabies are mostly active at night (called nocturnal), which is why their eyes are so big. These huge eyes help them see really well in the dark. They also have fantastic hearing, which helps in the dark forest.

These fuzzy little creatures are spectacular jumpers. They can jump as high as 20 feet in the air!

Baby bushbaby!
Gizmo (from the movie Gremlins)

Baby bushbabies remind me of "Gizmo" from the movie Gremlins! I have always wanted a little Mogwai (the name of Gizmo's species).

Bushbabies often sleep together in groups. They like to cuddle in a nest of leaves or branches, or in a cozy hole in a tree.

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