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 Post subject: Re: Bush babies.
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:59 am 
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Hi Snow Zee,

An organisation called Riverside Rehabilitation and Wildlife Education Centre, they specialise in vervets but also help bushbabies and other primates and eventually that has led to helping all kinds of species. Not sure on the semi-captive part, but you can check out their web page at http://www.primate-sa.org

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 Post subject: Re: Bush babies.
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another place to try is "Free me" wildlife rehabilitation centre. I always take wounded birds there and I have always been very impressed with their dedication.

The website is www.freemewildlife.org.za .

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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: Bushbabies
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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: 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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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: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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Hi all!

We stayed at Skukuza in June, in a cottage near to where the doctors office is, near the swimming pool there. We had about 5 thick tailed bush babies visit us at our braai, they were quite brave and came quite low in the tree! It was so amazing to see so many at one time, they are such cute creatures, and their call is quite something to hear as well!
The following night at Berg n Dal as we sat outside braaing I was saying I missed seeing the bushbabies. We could hear a noise in the bushes and thought it was a bird.....but turned out to be a lesser bushbaby!!! What a birthday treat!

Hope you get lucky and see some too!


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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They are surely around the Skukz camp always around the Safari tents and camping area Good luck

Her is a pick of the little night dweller in Skukz

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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You will definitely see them at the tests. We’ve camped right next to the tents in July and they visited us each night.
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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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Had friends staying at Monis guest house end of June/beginning of July. They had bush babies on 2 nights running on their deck.
Have seen them in the campsite near the pool before

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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Here is a Skuks Bushbaby!
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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza
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PetraJ wrote:
During our cricket weekend in March we camped near the swimming pool. One thicktail bushbaby came directly to us, and even tried to get a bite from Cheetah's toe. :D

yup :big_eyes:
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I thought a threatening kick would send the bushbaby off! But nope :shock: They have obviously been fed by people in camp. Nice to get a photo of them. Not nice to know they are not living free

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 Post subject: Re: Location needed: Bush babies
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Thick-tailed Buishbabies are ridiculously common along the Luvuvhu at Pafuri Camp in the Makuleke CNP. With a minimum of effort one can see up to a dozen in an evening, with four or five in a single sighting at times. They are often very vocal, and quite confiding. I occasionally give one a pat as I walk past.

Less Bushbabies also occur, but are less common.

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 Post subject: Bushbaby courtship ritual
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We (my wife Dream Weaver and I) were sitting outside under a wild seringa at Letaba a few nights ago, watching the fading embers of our fire, when a pair of bushbabies jumped into the tree and made their way to the end of a branch almost directly above us. We could see them quite clearly in the moonlight. What followed was a most wonderful courtship display which can best be described as aerial ballet.

They clung upside down by one leg, swaying about while holding onto the impossibly slender twigs at the end of the branch while they touched and embraced each other, now and again turning around to hold on with their hands, and at one stage what I assume was the male let go of the branch completely to swing clinging to his partner.

Whether they mated at this time we couldn't say, but the whole beautiful performance took place in complete silence and lasted for about ten minutes. It was a totally magical experience.

I have not been able to source much information on the courtship ritual of bush babies, but some accounts give the impression that it is loud and aggressive. Can anyone on the Forum relate their experiences?


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