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Little Bushbaby Gets a Checkup


The Woodland Park Zoo has no shortage of babies these days. Check out these adorable little galagos, African primates that are also known as "bushbabies!" Their big eyes allow them to see very well at night. These guys were born October 11th, 2008 and you can watch them grow on the Zoo's blog

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"No one likes going to the doctor..."

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We are celebrating the birth of twin galagos, an African primate also known as a “bushbaby.” The galagos were born October 11. Pictured here, the galagos received their first vet check-up on Fri., Oct. 17. All is well! The large eyes on this small creature are an adaptation to their nocturnal lifestyle in their native African habitats. The galagos are on view in the Night House exhibit, but the babies are staying close to their mother near their nest box, so it may be difficult to spot them in the dark! In the meantime, get your fix of images from behind the scenes at that first vet exam here: