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Re: Bushbabies at Skukuza

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:41 pm

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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Re: Location needed: Bush babies

Unread post by johanrebel » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 pm

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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Re: Bushbaby courtship ritual

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Lesser, I presume?

I've watched two male thick-tailed vie for the attention of a female. It was a rather pugilistic affair in which they hung face to face from a branch alternately by their arms anf legs, using their free limbs to punch and kick, whilst shouting dirty words at each other. The female looked on dispassionately from a branch above.

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Re: Bushbaby courtship ritual

Unread post by Chacma » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:43 pm

No Johanrebel, these were also thick-tailed. So I reckon they habitually hang from branches while socialising, no holds barred in love or war!

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:24 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."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Bushbabies: Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Unread post by 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."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


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