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 Post subject: Re: Bush babies.
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:28 am 
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Ecojunkie, I wouldn't mind moving in with your little band :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bush babies.
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MM, they really are dedicated at free me, i have volunteered there , and they had a bushbaby when i was there. Whats really nice is that they release the animals who are healthy back into nearby nature reserves.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush babies.
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On the subject of repatriating bush babies to the wild..

I asked because a friend of mine with a greater bushbaby who lived in her garden (but sometimes came to her house for a snack in winter), was looking for a place that would repatriate the animal back it to the wild.(ie not near houses)

She phoned a reputable animal sanctuary who referred her to an expert in repatriating bushbabies. The animal was taken to this person who, apparently, far from helping her to live in the wild, locked her in a cage so that he could use her for breeding purposes.

All my friends emails, both to the expert as well as to the sanctuary that recommended him, remain unanswered.

She is extremely unhappy that she has caused an innocent wild animal to loose its freedom (and now knows giving it food in winter was probably not wise).

I cannot question whether what has happened to the animal is right or wrong as I dont know anything about repatriating bushbabies, but I do wonder whether people handing over animals to organisations, like the two my friend dealt with, have realistic expectations.

Are the organisations handling these animals being honest about their chances of survival in the 'wild'..and who checks that they are doing what they say they will do?


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Skukuza rest camp...

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies
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This was taken at Satara.

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not the best photo, but it kept me pretty amused.

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies
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lol the fellow from Satara looks pretty tired :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies
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He/she only stayed 2 days.. I think it was too damn disturbing to have stange folks pointing all the time..

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 Post subject: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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the most wonderfullest of all small animels..
and how interesting is this little animel???

Jumping from tree too tree and not faling of... can somebody please tell me what it does at day if it doesn't sleep??? :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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Hi wildlover :)

According to Field Guide to the Mammal of the Kruger National Park by Heike Schutze: (Lesser and Thick-tailed Bushbaby)

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The forage alone, but sleep in unrelated groups of 6-7 individuals.


Here is some more info if you'd like:
Bushbaby General Discussion
Lesser Bushbaby
Thick-tailed Bushbaby

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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I agree, these are amazing little creature and I get a special thrill when I do see one - which is not that often.

There was once once sleeping so peacefully in a huge tree just outside of Satara's reception area. The whole world was ohhh'ing and ahhhh'ing at it as it just slept away in a fork of the tree.

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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DinkyBird wrote:
I agree, these are amazing little creature and I get a special thrill when I do see one - which is not that often.

There was once once sleeping so peacefully in a huge tree just outside of Satara's reception area. The whole world was ohhh'ing and ahhhh'ing at it as it just slept away in a fork of the tree.


This was taken outside Satara reception in November :D

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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That is just too adorable for words!! It looks so incredibly relaxed!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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AWOL_loki wrote:
This was taken outside Satara reception in November :D
:shock: Could well be the same one I mentioned as it was in Nov that we saw it at Satara :D

Terribly cute - lovely pic :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: nagaapie(bushbaby)
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Oooooh, it is sooo cute :clap: :clap: Thanks for sharing this pic AWOL_loki :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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We stayed in Skukuza last month and saw the greater bushbabies just behind the car park at the restaurant area - which was close to the laundry. The noise they make is so loud it helps to find them if you have a good torch.
Hope you get to see them :D

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