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Have you ever heard of the Rondo Dwarf galago? I haven’t ever heard of it until a few days ago. So, I thought I’d type up a blog post to share with you. The Rondo Dwarf galago also known as the Rondo Bushbaby is a very small mammal that can be found in coastal Tanzania. It is super cute with big ears and eyes.
What is your favorite type of galago?
Facts about the Rondo Dwarf galago:
1. They are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and meat! Rondo Dwarf galagos feed on insects, fruits and flowers.
2. The Dwarf Rondo galago is the smallest of the species of galago. They can weigh up to three and a half (3 ½) ounces sometimes more or less depending on the type. They are about 12 to 13 centimeters long!
3. Galagos can be found in coastal forests of sub-Sahara Africa.
4. The Rondo Dwarf galago was discovered in the 1950’s but not much information was known about them until 1996.
5. They may live in small groups of around two to eight galagos.
6. They are nocturnal. Nocturnal means they are mostly active during the night time hours. They spend most of the daytime hours high up in the trees.
7. There are about 20 species of galagos. Here is a list of some of them:
- Brown greater galago
- Senegal bushbaby
- Northern greater galago
- Bioko Allen’s bushbaby
- Mohol bushbaby
Share a fact about Rondo Dwarf galago with us?
Parents/Caretakers/Teachers there is a cute little animation series on YouTube called Bush Baby World. I’m not sure if it is based on the galagos or not but, you can find out more information here: https://www.thecharactershop.co.uk/bush-baby-world-announcement/
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Books about Galagos:
1. Galagos! Kids Look and Learn! by Becky Wolff
2. What on Earth Is a Galago? by Edward R. Ricciuti
3. An Atlas and Source Book of the Lesser Bushbaby, Galago Senegalensis by James L. Stevens
4. Bush Babies Up a Tree by Willow Clark
Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.
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