GALAGOS OR BUSHBABIES

The galago family, Galagidae,
includes 3 genera, and at least 20 species and 20 subspecies

EASTERN DWARF GALAGOS

Genus: Paragalago

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Paragalago orinus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

Mountain dwarf galagos are also known as Amani dwarf galagos and Uluguru bushbabies. They are endemic to Kenya and Tanzania, specifically in the rare and rich habitat of the biologically significant Eastern Arc Mountains. Of the five recently re-classified Paragalago species, mountain dwarf galagos live at some of the…

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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-to-high…

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LESSER GALAGOS

Genus: Galago

Galago senegalensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCNER

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, DR Congo, Côte…

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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 in Somalia, Meru…

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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 northern and…

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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, Uganda…

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GREATER GALAGOS

Genus: Otolemur

Otolemur crassicaudatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The brown greater galago, also commonly called the thick-tailed greater galago and the large-eared greater galago, is found throughout southern and Central Africa. The species has populations ranging from Angola in the west, down to the South Africa in the south, as far east as the shores of Mozambique, and as far north as…

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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 coastal, riverine…

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