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 Post subject: Bushbabies
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:54 am 
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Hi

We are going to Kruger 2 to 8 December 2006. I am looking for a copy of Wildtuinman's bushbaby video. I have e-mail the e-mail address provided but have had no reply, has it possibly changed or is he too busy relaxing in the bush :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:06 pm 
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Lourenco wrote:
Hi

We are going to Kruger 2 to 8 December 2006. I am looking for a copy of Wildtuinman's bushbaby video. I have e-mail the e-mail address provided but have had no reply, has it possibly changed or is he too busy relaxing in the bush :D


Hi there, I did receive your email. I am trying to compress the video format. Currently its sitting @ 81 mb. Lemme see what I can do this pm, ok?

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Tomorrow comes quickly this side of the world... :lol:

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 Post subject: Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:11 pm 
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Yes I can see it now, thank you. Very nice :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:27 am 
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Saw a thick-tailed bushbaby in Lower Sabie. A first for me.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:57 pm 
Lesser Bushbaby

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The photo was not taken inside a NP, so Mods it can be removed if necessary. 8)
I’m also not going to be dishonest and thus admit that the reason that I was eventually able to get a pic of this lightning fast creature was because there were bananas in the tree (which was initially intended for the birds). That said, it still took several evenings and hordes of shots into the dark to get a few decent ones. These beauties are unbelievably fast!! :shock:

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Thanks to DuQues, who fixed the huge red eyes, my Bushbaby now has a less vicious appearance….much better, thanks!.


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Is this lovely creature on top of the site also a LB? I only seen one in St. Lucia on a night drive for 2 - 3 seconds.

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Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
saw my 1st Bushbaby @ Olifants rest camp, in a tree near the reception area to the left.
If anybody visits Olifants again, ask the receptionist about the bushbaby because they told me about it, maybe its still there :D


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 Post subject: Location needed: Bush babies
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Where are the best sighting for bushbabies. i assume camps as they are nocturnal.

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I saw many above the safari tents at Croc Bridge in August .
They seem to be accustomed to people , they were about 2 arm lengths away from me .

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Hi, kr.

Lesser bushbabies can be found all over the park but, in the south you can look for them at Biyamiti, Berg & Dal and between the chalets at Skukuza. Satara has a healthy population. Best way to allocate them is by their chirps. They will call each other early evening already. :)

Greater Bushbaby I have only found up north & they are not so prolific in camps at all. They have a loud call. I have found them at Letaba, Shingwedzi & Punda. Lesser cousin was also found at the 3 camps esp. Letaba. Look for the telltale signs of thatch pulled from the kativa(Cement/fibreglass tops of thatch roofs).

I omitted the bushcamps as they are usually seen there.

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Hi,

Yes, as Scipio says, inside Skukuza camp is the best chance you will see bushbabies..have seen them several times there, a few times in the big trees in front of the restaurant :wink:

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Bushbabies are quite common through out Kruger, but two very good locations for both species would be as follow:

Lesser: Punda, Lower Sabie (listen out for a "zit zit zit" call.)
Greater: Skukuza. (listen out for the baby like cry calling.)

They seem quite active about 30min after sunset.

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We heard a Greater BB calling in the campsite at Punda in June last year.

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Both species can be found with relative ease in Skukuza, Punda and Lower Sabie.

We saw a greater, tight rope walking on the telephone cable thru the camping area in LS on the Duke mission. :lol:

But the best place IMO to find them is in Skukuza.

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