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This is a bushbaby I found in my lodge in Maasai Mara Park. I think it is a Melanistic Greater galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus). If it is, black ones are very rare, aren´t they?

7 Comments

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 5 years ago

I've seen these too, in Maasai Mara. They are very big, so it has to be a melanistic Otolemur.

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you @dandoucette!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Misako, a bushbaby is a nocturnal primate related tarsiers and lemurs.

misako
misako 8 years ago

what is a bushbaby?

IvánDurán
IvánDurán 8 years ago

Thanks Carolina!
This bushbaby is really a mistery! I also read something about the senegalensis one but I thought it was too small to be this one.

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

I took a look at the Mara Triangle Reserve website, and the only bushbaby on their mammal list was the Senegal bushbaby (Galago senegalensis).

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Never seen a black bushbaby. This must be rare.

IvánDurán
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IvánDurán

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Jun 22, 2011
Submitted on Jun 22, 2011

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