Scientific name: Galago moholi
Lifespan: Lesser bushbabies live 10 - 14 years in the wild.
Length and weight:
Including the tail, adult Lesser bushbabies measure up to 37 cm (14.5 inches) and weigh up to 150 g (5.3 ounces)
Diet and feeding:
Their diet consists of grasshoppers, scorpions, beetles, moths, fruit and the gum from acacia trees. The gum is dug out of the trees bark by the use of a set of teeth called the “toothcomb”.
The Lesser bushbaby takes preference to scrub forest, rain forest, savannah and woodland.
Breeding and reproduction:
After mating with 5 or six males and a gestation period of 4 months the female will give birth to a set of twins and on rare occasion triplets.
Most females will give birth to 2 sets of young per year.
At birth the babies weigh a measly 10 grams (0.3 ounces) and are born with their eyes open and fully furred. The babies are weaned by 5 – 6 weeks and are independent of their mother by 7 – 8 weeks.
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