proper name of this prosimian is Galago. There are six species of
galago, ranging in size from 4 in. to 12 in. (not including tail).
Bushbabies are tree dwellers, who get their name from the fact that
their cries resemble that of human infants. These nocturnal animals
spend the night hunting through the treetops for fruits, leaves,
insects, and small animals.
found in forests and savannas of Africa, from the Sahara Desert
south almost to the southern tip of the continent. Galagos
have a number of special characteristics which allow them to efficiently
groom one another, including pointy teeth, a special tongue, and
a long, curved claw on the second toe.
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