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Bushbaby
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Bushbaby

These small, big-eyed primates are related to lemurs — and just as cute. Bushbabies live in Africa and communicate loudly with a wide range of calls. The slow-moving loris, which lives in Asia, has a powerful grip and a toxic bite.

Find out more fascinating facts about these nocturnal prosimians.

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Spring in Its Step

Spring in Its Step

The bushbaby’s ability to leap more than 7 feet in height is equal to a human jumping over 2 stacked double-decker buses. Wow! Watch this video. More...

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BBC
In Photos: Cute New Slow Loris Species

In Photos: Cute New Slow Loris Species

Take a peek at these photos of lorises, including a newly discovered species, Nycticebus kayan, which lives on the island of Borneo. More...

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LiveScience
Bushbaby Facts

Bushbaby Facts

Bushbabies weigh less than a pound and are native to more than 25 countries. Discover more fun facts about this small omnivorous primate of Africa. More...

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African Wildlife Foundation
Galago Senegalensis: Senegal Bushbaby

Galago Senegalensis: Senegal Bushbaby

Take a peek at big-eyed Senegal bushbabies. Find out more about their features, habitat, and size with these facts, photos, and videos. More...

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Encyclopedia of Life
Jungle Gremlins of Java

Jungle Gremlins of Java

These captivating video clips highlight the work of Anna Nekaris, a slow loris expert. Find out more about the loris, its toxin, and why these mammals never suffer from fleas or ticks. More...

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BBC
Slender Loris

Slender Loris

The slender loris uses its keen sense of smell to find insects to eat. Get more details about slow lorises, thick-tailed bushbabies, and their lemur relatives. More...

Article
Duke Lemur Center
Slow Lorises

Slow Lorises

Watch out. The slow loris has a poisonous bite. Watch videos to learn about this mysterious toxin. And get more facts on this nocturnal, slow-moving primate. More...

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BBC
The Baboon and the Bushbaby

The Baboon and the Bushbaby

These 2 unlikely animal friends make an adorable couple. Watch Dina, a juvenile baboon, play mother to a bushbaby orphan, who loves being close to her adopted “mom.” More...

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National Geographic
The Slow Loris

The Slow Loris

Prove you’re a slow loris expert by acing this quiz. Those just starting to explore this primate will find plenty of fun facts here. More...

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FunTrivia.com
What Are the Bushbabies Saying to Each Other?

What Are the Bushbabies Saying to Each Other?

Good question! Listen to these 4 unique bushbaby calls and find out what each one means. More...

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Smithsonian

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