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Bush Baby Adult Skull measures 1.7 inches. Bush Baby Adult Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Galago senegalensis is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Galagos senegalensis or Galago also known as bush babies, or nagapies meaning “little night monkeys” are small nocturnal primates native to continental, sub-Sahara Africa.
The Bush Baby or Galago senegalensis have large eyes that give them good night vision in addition to other characteristics, like strong hind limbs, acute hearing, and long tails that help them balance. Their ears are bat-like and allow them to track insects in the dark. They catch insects on the ground or snatch them out of the air.
Bush baby, Bushbaby, Galago, Nagapie or Galagos senegalensis are fast, agile creatures. As they bound through the thick bushes, they fold their delicate ears back to protect them. They also fold them during rest.
They have nails on most of their digits, except for the second toe of the hind foot, which bears a grooming claw. Their diet is a mixture of insects and other small animals, fruit, and tree gums. They have comb-like incisors called tooth combs.
The Bush Baby or Galago senegalensis have remarkable jumping abilities. In mid-flight, they tuck their arms and legs close to the body; they are then brought out at the last second to grab the branch. In a series of leaps, Bush Baby or Galagos senegalensis can cover ten yards in mere seconds.
The tail, which is longer than the length of the head and body combined, assists the powerful leg muscles in powering the jumps.
Galagos senegalensis communicate both by calling to each other, and by marking their paths with urine. By following the scent of urine, they can land on exactly the same branch every time.
All species of galago produce species-specific ‘loud calls”. One function is long-distance identification and differentiation of individual species.
At the end of the night, group members use a special rallying call and gather to sleep in a nest made of leaves, a group of branches, or a hole in a tree.
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