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  • n. Plural form of bushbaby.


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  • Also known as the Senegal galago, bushbabies are small, nocturnal primates that leap from branch to branch among the treetops.


  • Mother bushbabies carry their newborns in their mouths.


  • Some plants and animals -- like tiny little shrews with elephant-like trunks known as elephant shrews and nocturnal primates with large eyes known as bushbabies -- are thought to have evolved early in the species lineage, known as 'primitive' or 'ancient relic lineages.'

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  • Jill Pruetz at Iowa State University has observed chimpanzees using spears to hunt for bushbabies.

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  • The last strategy for infant care is an unusual one seen among bushbabies.

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  • Sure, a few oddballs bushbabies stash them in tree holes, but the vast majority of primates carry the babes more or less constantly.

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  • It is thought that bushbabies can get away with this because the hiding spots are relatively secure and their milk is fatty enough they can be away for long stretches.

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  • Let bushbabies eat bananas from your hand at the bar at dark, or take your sundown dawa — a honey-and-vodka cocktail — aboard the hotel's sailing dhow.

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  • “In a revelation that destroys yet another cherished notion of human uniqueness, wild chimpanzees have been seen hunting bushbabies with spears.”

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  • Recently, Iowa State University anthropology professor Jill Pruetz observed chimps using sticks to fish bushbabies out of tree holes.

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