Senegal Bush Baby, also known as Senegal galago. They are arboreal nocturnal primates. They have a
distinctive resounding cry and huge round eyes shaped like saucers which gives them excellent night
vision. They are agile leaper, jumping as far as 3-5metres in a single leap. They are gregarious but
solitary at night, sleeping in small groups they can call out to at dawn. They exhibit polygynous mating
behavior. They are omnivores eating mostly insects during rainy seasons and on drought, they feed on
the gums that flows out of some trees. Fun fact about them is that they urinate on their hands before
walking. This helps the animals mark their territories with scents.
Threat: No significant threats although, recent studies have shown that they are now being hunted by
western chimpanzees using crafted tree branches as spears.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN, 2019)