Bush baby (Galagidae)


 
 
 
 

LIFE SPAN : 12 years YOUNG : Usually twins + LENGTH (INCLUDING TAIL) : 37 cm + WEIGHT : 160 g + LENGTH (INCLUDING TAIL) : 75 cm + WEIGHT : 1.1 kg Eye sight Their eyes are so big that they can not be moved in their sockets. However, because they bulge they can see a full 250 degrees around them (50 degrees more than us). They can also rotate their head a full 180 degrees like an owl. Bush baby grooming They have comb-like incisors which they use for grooming. Any hair caught in these teeth are removed by using a “second tongue” which is located just below the row of lower teeth. Fighting Bush babies fight like boxers, they sit on their hind legs and hold up their fists. Juvenile bush babies will hang upside down from branches with their hands and kick one another. Jumping Thanks to jumping muscles which comprise 10% of their body mass the lesser bush baby can jump 2.25 m upwards from a standing start. Bush baby hearing Bush babies have antenna like ears which allows them to track insects in the dark which they then grab with incredible speed. Adaptations The delicate bat-like ears of a bush baby can be folded back so that they are not damaged when they leap through thorny acacia trees. Nightly range The 37 cm long lesser bush baby can cover over 1 km in a night as it leaps from bush to bush with horizontal jumps of as much as 4 m in length


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