Meet Our Animals > Bushbaby
Quick Facts
Native to Central southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Tanzania, northern Mozambique, and South Africa
Primary Diet Tree gum, grasshoppers, butterflies, moths, beetles, and occasionally fruit
Adult Weight Males: 6.6 to 9 ounces; Females: 4.9 to 8.1 ounces
Lifespan 15 years
Status Least Concern


Bushbabies are nocturnal arboreal primates that live in trees. They’re named for their call, which sounds like a human child crying. Proportionate to body size, bushbabies have the largest ears of all primates — and their ears can even move independently of one another.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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