bush baby


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bush baby

n.
Any of several small nocturnal African primates of the family Galagidae, having dense woolly fur, large round eyes, prominent ears, and a long tail. Also called galago.

bush′ ba`by


n.
any of several prosimian primates of the genus Galago, of African forests, with large eyes and ears, woolly fur, and a bushy tail. Also called galago.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bush baby - agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and earsbush baby - agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears
lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
genus Galago - bush babies
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The goal: immobilize a hidden bush baby, drag it out of its nest, kill it and eat it.
There was fun and drama, life and dreams - and a bush baby with big eyes - all for less than the price of a Greggs sausage roll (other sausage rolls are available).
Eventually he manages to catch a galago, better known as a bush baby, and eats it, sharing the kill with another chimp.
The River Basin is about 30 hectares in size and harbours some other primate species such as Angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis), Bush baby (Galago senegalensis) among others including the recently discovered Hemidactylus eniangii.
Favourite animal: "I wouldn't mind being lumbered with a gibbon as a favourite animal and, in particular, with a little bush baby.
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This was not surprising because Bobo was a bush baby, a mere 12 inches long, but two feet with his tail outstretched, could find the most unusual of hiding places.
Eric has also been using fibreglass to make a replacement ear for a bush baby, and picked up a spare tail from another museum to repair a lemur in the collection.
Some of these names may be unfamiliar: SIRENIAN (a member of the mammalian order Sirenia--sea cows); SPRINGER (a flying fish); WANDEROO (a langur monkey); STAGGARD (a stag in its 4th year); COMMENSAL (an animal which lives attached to another and shares its food); WARRIGAL (Australian wild dog); KOLINSKI (a mink); HARTEBEEST(an antelope); DIDELPHIS (an opossum); BUSH BABY (an African lemur); FILANDER (an intestinal worm; also a Kangaroo); MASTODON (an extinct elephant-like mammal); POPINJAY (a parrot); PETREL (a small sea bird); CURASSOW (a turkey-like bird); STANYEL (a kestrel).
Then I notice the other two men in their company and amazingly they too sport massive 1970s bush baby 'taches.
He said Baby the bush baby was also a new addition after he was given to Tropical Inc by a London couple who split up and could no longer look after him.