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25) The fast moving Galago or bushbaby is able to leap vertically for distances of 6 feet or more -- remarkable for an animal whose body is only 6 inches long. The large ears indicate that this nocturnal animal relies on hearing as well as sight to catch insects and other small creatures. A very small bushbaby sits on the floor of a cage.
Notes: A very small bushbaby sits on the floor of a cage.
Scientific name: Galago senegalensis (lesser bushbaby)
galago -- GAL-ah-go
Students can use wood grain or nail head visible above the animal to get an idea of its size.
Photo © by: Courtesy WRPRC AV Archive

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