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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:06 am

They are indeed very common at Pafuri Camp, often running to and fro on the boardwalks, or else screaming their heads off in every second tree.

Back in the days when I stayed at Skukuza (90s), they were easily seen around the shop and cafetaria as soon as things quieted down after closing time, running over the thatch and looking for yummy leftovers. I should imagine that's still the case.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby bert » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:20 am

The only tree in front of the entrance to the reception, in front of the toilets , became the sleeping place of a Bushbaby.
Saw it there during my march stay.
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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby twigga » Wed May 25, 2011 5:21 pm

o-dog wrote:There haunting calls at nigh are great!

Put the time in at first dark and I think you will be rewarded with seeing this normally elusive animal!


How does a bushbaby sound?
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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby o-dog » Thu May 26, 2011 11:52 am

Hey Twigga...

Sort of difficult to explain but something like a series of screams like that of a human baby almost. A few books also seem to describe it that way...but I promise once you've heard it you will never forget it! Very eerie especially when you are walking around on your own :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby twigga » Thu May 26, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks o-dog :thumbs_up:

I'm then 100% sure who the culprit was that jumped on our tent last year at Skukza, definitly the weirdest sound I 've ever heard! :big_eyes:
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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby Aat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:51 pm

A night in Crocodile Bridge
Two species of the Bushbabies appeared that night , the Lesser and the Thick Tailed
Since I did not see too many pics about them on this thread I love to share them with you.

Just added a story (# 40) about them in the Travel Tales forum

The Lesser..

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Then this lovely cute one jumped into a tree
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Later on the Thick Tailed showed up

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Another one decided to show up to be caught on camera…

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and last shot before they moved on further away.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:40 pm

Well done Aat

Very nice captured pics. You photos impresses me everytime.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby lettuceleaf711 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:34 pm

Fantastic, Aat! It is nice to see the differences between the 2 like this.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:22 pm

A photo of a Think-tailed Bushbaby in the trees at Skukuza.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:23 pm

A photo of a Think-tailed Bushbaby in the trees at Skukuza.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:24 pm

A photo of a Think-tailed Bushbaby in the trees at Skukuza.

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:25 pm

A photo of a Think-tailed Bushbaby in the trees at Skukuza.

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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