Definitions

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  • n. An small, nocturnal, African primate, similar to a lemur.

Etymologies

bush +‎ baby (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, what do you expect when the Australian astronomy program consists of Paul Hogan, Yahoo Serious and a bushbaby?

    Watch your future’s end

  • There are small primate populations of potto Perodicticus potto, western black and white colobus Colobus polykomos, red colobus Colobus badius (EN), diana monkey Cercopithecus diana (EN), lesser bushbaby Galago senegalensi and chimpanzees Pan troglodytes (EN) which are close neighbors of the tool-using population in Bossou.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • Three species of primate are found within the montane forests, blue monkey Cercopithecus mitis, western black and white colobus Colobus polykomos abyssinicus, and bushbaby Galago sp. and among mammals found there are leopards Panthera pardus, as well as some of the species listed above.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • In one case the researchers saw a chimp remove a dead bushbaby and eat it.

    Boing Boing

  • Species top to bottom: emperor tamarin, silvery marmoset, gray langur, bushbaby

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • I can imagine a bushbaby, under attack, repeating the immortal words of Charlton Heston, “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”

    Waldo Jaquith - I, for one, welcome our spear-wielding chimp overlords.

  • Something sweeped above, a flash of a glowing red eye – a bushbaby, perhaps?

    Giants of the Bushveld

  • I just saw an article about a chimp in criminal proceedings for murdering and eating a bushbaby.

    Paul Nelson makes a bizarre argument - The Panda's Thumb

  • In the single instance in which a chimpanzee was observed to extract a bushbaby, it was unknown whether the prey was alive or dead after the use of the tool, but it made no attempts to escape, nor did it utter any vocalization.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Jane Goodall kept a bushbaby as a pet during her early years at Gombe.

    Chimps Spear Hunt

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