Definition of bushbaby in English:

bushbaby

Line breaks: bush|baby
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊʃbeɪbi
 
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noun (plural bushbabies)

  • A small nocturnal tree-dwelling African primate with very large eyes. Also called galago.
    • Genus Galago, family Lorisidae, suborder Prosimii: several species
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    • Only in recent decades have prosimians - a suborder of primates that includes lemurs, lorises, bushbabies, and tarsiers - begun to be studied systematically.
    • These new finds double the age of the sparse fossil record for lorises and bushbabies, which with lemurs make up a primate group called the strepsirrhines.
    • The island has a colony of flying foxes, bushbabies, monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards.

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