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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:06 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:20 am 
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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.
Just look up and search :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Location: So close but yet so far...
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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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:52 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:03 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:51 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
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Well done Aat

Very nice captured pics. You photos impresses me everytime.


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
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Fantastic, Aat! It is nice to see the differences between the 2 like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby
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A photo of a Think-tailed Bushbaby in the trees at Skukuza.

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

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

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

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