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WHAT DOES BUSHBABIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Galagos /ɡəˈleɪɡoʊz/, also known as bushbabies, bush babies or nagapies, are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae. They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae. According to some accounts, the name "bush baby" comes from either the animal's cries or its appearance. The South African name nagapie comes from the fact that they are almost exclusively seen at night. Galagos are said to have evolved 40–50 million years ago from slow-moving prosimians that could not compete with larger, faster primates in Africa. The competition was much less at night, so they evolved into the bush babies they are today. In both variety and abundance, the bush babies are the most successful primitive primates in Africa, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUSHBABIES» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bushbabies
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUSHBABIES»
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The Use of Personality Assessments in Designing ...
Bushbabies are naturally found in east Africa ranging from southern Somalia to
Tanzania, as well as the island of Zanzibar (Bearder et al., 2003; Groves, 2001).
Their tropical habitat consists of canopies in coastal and highland forests (
Lauren Elizabeth Highfill, 2008
International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah
A bushbaby's huge ears are batlike in their mobility and sensitivity. They enable it
to locate predators and prey in conditions of poor visibility, such as dense forest
undergrowth. BUSHBABY Bushbabies are nocturnal and hunt by sight, so need ...
Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
Diet: Mostly insects, some fruit Gestation period: 120 days Longevity: 14 years in
captivity Habitat: Coastal forest Range: Zanzibar, Kenya, and Tanzania There are
at least seven identified species of bushbabies, and they belong to a suborder ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Like all galagos, thick-tailed bushbabies are nocturnal. They are found in
relatively low forests between 6 and 12 m high and move mainly by quadrupedal
walking and running, less often by leaping. Their diet consists primarily of fruits
John G. Fleagle, 1998
Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the ...
Almost nothing was known about bushbabies back then and high-tech methods
such as radio tracking had not yet become common, so much of Anne's research
involved tramping around at night making basic observations on individuals that
David Sloan Wilson, 2007
Primate Anatomy: An Introduction
valid genera for bushbabies, Galago (bushbabies), Galagoides (dwarf
bushbabies), Otolemur (greater bushbabies), and Euoticus (needle-clawed
bushbabies). Here we follow the recommendation of Nash et al. (1989) to retain
all bushbabies ...
Friderun Ankel-Simons, 2010
Wild Ways: Field Guide to the Behaviour of Southern African ...
Bushbabies, monkeys and bnboons Family LORISIDAE Bushbabies • Both
southern African species of bushbaby are nocturnal and arboreal, with the
astonishing ability of leaping in darkness between branches 2-3 m apart. A lesser
Peter Apps, 2000
Scent-marking: Bushbabies have a very good sense of smell — as well as very
good sight and hearing. They use their moist, sensitive noses to search for food,
to tell them about other bushbabies in the forest and to find their way at night.
Jeremy Grimsdell, 2006
From their behavior it is obvious that bushbabies are extremely wary before
descending to the ground and nervous when in small trees. If they are disturbed
they either move upward or retreat rapidly to a large tree and if the source of the ...
Prince Rainer III, 2012
The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex: Anatomy, ...
With somewhat less confidence, Preuss and Goldman-Rakic suggested
homologues for the more rostrally situated parts the granular PF cortex of
bushbabies, such as the anterodorsal granular area (GrAD). They considered
R. E. Passingham, Richard E. Passingham, Steven P. Wise, 2012
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUSHBABIES»
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Bonobos use a range of tools like stone-age humans
One bonobo even sharpened a stick with her teeth to fashion a spear – something chimpanzees do to hunt bushbabies – then jabbed it at ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»
Zambia and the art of bike-riding
Bushbabies, I was later informed. This was the second edition of 1Zambia. Organised by Green and his friends and their families and their ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
10 Animal-Plant Mash-Ups That Would Be Unstoppable Killers
These are animals that form strategic raiding parties to go out and kill rival tribes, and that use spears to hunt bushbabies and eat them alive. I only put up with ... «io9, Jun 15»
Where camping and comfort collude
At night the bush orchestra is composed of crickets, monkeys squabbling, the shriek of bushbabies, and trumpeter hornbills. All are pitch perfect ... «Independent Online, Jun 15»
Healing With the Help of Friendship: 2 Rescued Orphan Primates …
Bushbabies like Cashew are nocturnal (active at night) and vervet monkeys like Laila are diurnal (active during the day) so despite being ... «One Green Planet, May 15»
'No wilder place on Earth': explorers tackle the full Okavango Delta
Already, the team has uncovered lion and leopard footprints, heard bushbabies, found evidence of pangolins and listened to a strange story ... «The Guardian, May 15»
Chimpanzees Observed Creating Deadly Killing Spears In Africa
According to their article, the researchers watched the chimpanzees make the spears. The chimpanzees would then sneak up on bushbabies, ... «The Inquisitr, Apr 15»
Female Chimps Seen Making, Wielding Spears
Spear in hand, the chimps would sneak up on bushbabies -- small, big-eyed primates -- and stab them to death. Bushbabies, which are ... «Discovery News, Apr 15»
Study of hibernating lemurs could provide clues to longevity in people
The study looked at 971 lemurs and bushbabies in the Lemur Center's database, which goes back nearly 50 years. “We know when they were ... «News & Observer, Apr 15»
A daredevil hamster on his own Wall of Death? Now THAT'S cute
... the studio, and TV presenters brought back orangutans and bushbabies from their overseas expeditions, Johnny's name won't mean much. «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
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