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Bushbabies, also known as galagos, comprise several different species of nocturnal, tree-dwelling primates native to Africa. These squirrel-sized mammals are very agile, able to leap incredible distances and move swiftly through the tree tops. They are omnivorous and the mixed diet includes insects, small birds, eggs, fruits, seeds, and tree gum. Bushbabies are highly social and live in complex family groups. They are thought to be called “bushbabies” because of their large eyes, “cute” appearance, and cries that sound like human babies. Bushbabies can live about 10 years in the wild but, like many species, they are known to survive longer (~15 years) in captivity.