GALAGOS OR BUSHBABIES

The galago family, Galagidae, includes nineteen species in five genera: Euoticus, Galago, Galagoides, Otolemur, and Paragalago

EASTERN DWARF GALAGOS

Genus: Paragalago

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Paragalago cocos

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The Kenya coast galago, also known as the Diani dwarf galago or bushbaby, is native to the coasts of Kenya and northern Tanzania, and possibly the southern coast of Somalia. They have been recorded at elevations up to 1,150 feet (350 m) above sea level. They make their homes primarily in dry coastal lowland forest…

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Paragalago orinus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The mountain dwarf galago is also known as the Amani dwarf galago and the Uluguru bushbaby. The mountain dwarf galago is endemic to Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, which is rich in biodiversity, but also one of the most at-risk ecosystems on the planet. They are found at altitudes of 3,937–6,522 feet…

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Paragalago zanzibaricus

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

The Tanzania Coast dwarf galago—also called the Matundu dwarf galago, the Udzungwa bushbaby, the Zanzibar bushbaby, the Zanzibar dwarf galago, and the Zanzibar galago—is native to the Unguja island, also known as Zanzibar island, and to mainland Tanzania. It dwells in riverine forests, coastal thickets, and the mid…

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LESSER GALAGOS

Genus: Galago

Galago senegalensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Northern lesser galagos are also known as lesser bushbabies, lesser galagos, Senegal galagos, and Senegal lesser galagos. Endemic to tropical Africa, they are perhaps the most widespread primate species on the continent. Their broad range includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad…

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Galago gallarum

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The Somali lesser galago, or Somali bushbaby, is the only primate in Africa that occurs in the driest and thorniest of habitats in the semi-arid thorn scrub and woodlands of central and eastern Kenya, in southern Somalia, and in the far south and central east of Ethiopia. They can be found in the Webi Shebeli River Valley…

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Galago moholi

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Southern lesser galago, also known as Mohol bushbabies, South African galagos, and South African lesser galagos, have a wide distribution ranging from northern Namibia and Angola, southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Zambia, Zimbabwe, and northern Botswana to eastern Mozambique and the…

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Galago matschiei

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The spectacled lesser galago, also known as the dusky galago, dusky bushbaby, lesser needle-clawed galago, Matschie’s galago, and spectacled galago, is a small, nocturnal Old World primate. They primarily live in the area of the Albertine rift, a section of Africa along the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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GREATER GALAGOS

Genus: Otolemur

Otolemur crassicaudatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The brown greater galago, also known as the thick-tailed greater galago, greater bushbaby, greater galago, large-eared greater galago, or thick-tailed bushbaby, is a prosimian species from southeastern Africa. They range widely across a large number of countries, such as Angola, Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic…

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GARNETT'S GREATER GALAGO

Otolemur garnettii

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The Garnett’s greater galago, also known as the northern greater galago, Garnett’s bushbaby, or small-eared greater galago, is found in East Africa. They range from the southern half of Somalia to Tanzania, and are also found on the island of Zanzibar. Garnett’s greater galagos prefer the middle to high canopies in…

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NEEDLE-CLAWED GALAGO

Genus: Euoticus

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Euoticus elegantulus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The southern needle-clawed galago or bushbaby (Euoticus elegantulus), also called the elegant galago, elegant needle-clawed galago, western needle-clawed bushbaby, and western needle-clawed galago, makes its home in the moist forests of central Africa, between the Sanaga River in Cameroon and the Congo and…

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SQUIRREL GALAGOS

Genus: Sciurocheirus

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Sciurocheirus alleni

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

Allen’s squirrel galagos, also known as Allen’s galago or Allen’s bushbaby, are found in West Africa, specifically southeast Nigeria, southwest Cameroon, and a subspecies is found on the island of Bioko. They prefer primary rainforest habitats and can be found at altitudes ranging from sea level to 7,380 feet (2250 m)…

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