what to see / Bushbabies, Baboons and Monkeys

BUSHBABIES Introduction: The lesser Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis) is named due to its wailing cry, a sound which is often heard at night in woodland areas. They are renowned for their spectacular leaping abilities between trees. They are a most attractive mammal, with their soft furry bodies, thick bushy tails, huge eyes and extremely mobile, membranous ears. Bushbabies are nocturnal and arboreal (live in trees) and family groups ranging in size from 2 to 7 members. At times they may venture on the ground, when they walk either on their hind legs or on all fours. Although family groups hold small territories, foraging for food is done alone. Distribution: Bushbabies can be found around much of Namibia and are frequent visitors to the rest camp at Waterberg, as well as to Bushbaby Lodge in the Grootfontein area. Diet: Tree sap and fruit form the basis of their diet, but this is supplemented by insects such as moths, grasshoppers, termites, spiders and small beetles. ... read more  Read More