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Bush Babies

Bush babies, known as galagos or nagapies, inhabit tree hollows and sometimes construct nests among the branches.

They use urine to mark their territory as well as tracks leading to their nests, jumping on same branches each time they venture out and return home.

Their extremely large eyes, which allow them to see well at night, are fixed; this makes it necessary to turn their heads if they want to look in another direction. Given that Bush babies are quite small, up to 20 cm in size and weighing no more than 0.30 kg, they give out surprisingly loud and shrill cries.

Hearing one could make you think a human baby is crying for its mum – and that’s exactly how they got their name.