Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Galago twins born!

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:

Photos by Ryan Hawk.


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