The galago is a small animal native to Africa. They are also called as bush babies. In Afrikaans, they are called as nagapies meaning little night monkeys. It is one of the animals that start with alphabet G. Below are the fast facts.

  • Type: Mammal
  • Scientific Name: Galagidae
  • Higher Classification: Lorisoidea
  • Conservation Status: Endangered; varies specie to specie
  • Weight: 70 to 314 grams
  • Length: 12.9 to 19.9 cm
  • Jump: Up to 8.2 feet
  • Gestation Period: 110 to 142 days
  • Average life span: 12 to 16.5 years
  • Average litter size: Generally 1 to 2; rarely 3
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Preys: Arthropods, Small birds, Fruits, Gums, Eggs
  • Predators: Jackals, Mongoose, Monkeys, Snakes, Domestic cats and dogs
  • Habitat: Savannah, Woodland, Rain forest


They have large eyes that help them to see at night. They have bat like ears. Their hearing capability is very good. Their body is covered with fur. They are social animal and live in groups. The females have their own territory and group. The males have their own territory and group. The male’s territory overlaps the female’s territory. Generally one adult male mates with all the females in an area. Their jumping abilities are remarkable. They can hop like a kangaroo or walk on four legs. Another interesting fact is that they have two tongues. The secondary tongue is solely used for teeth grooming.

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