Did you know that Murry, a Greater Bush Baby (Galago garnettii), living at the Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary was named after Bill Murray the actor?

Did you know that Murry, a Greater Bush Baby (Galago garnettii), living at the Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary was named after Bill Murray the actor? For some reason when I was raising him from a tiny infant after his mother rejected him, I felt he kind of looked like Bill ;-). Bush Babies are classified as Prosimian Primates and are only found in Africa. Like the Lemurs Of Madagascar, Bush Babies or Galagos as they are sometimes called, posses a “Tooth Comb” comprised of highly forward facing Incisor Teeth.  This comb is actually one of the Identifying Characteristics of a Prosimian Primate. Unlike the Primates Of Madagascar, a Bush Baby is primarily a Nocturnal Primate. If you look at the Pictures Of Bush Babies posted on our site you will notice that they look like the offspring of Yoda from Star Wars and a Gremlin. I absolutely adore these tiny Non-Human Primates. David and I along with our technical team Alex and Donnie are working on one day having them up on Web Cameras soon, perhaps with Infra Red Illuminators so our visitors can view them in complete darkness when they are most active and exhibiting the most Natural Behaviors. Obviously, Primate Behaviors differ from species to species and we would love to one day have our Galago Colony on cam. As a form of Environmental Enrichment For Bush Babies, we like to hang a Bug Light in their habitat so they can hunt and snatch the Flying Insects out of the air. This is functional in many ways including both as a Behavioral Enrichment tool and as a nutritional aid in supplying an Insectivorous Primate with insects to eat. Our desire to educate the global public on the importance of Wildlife and Habitat Conservation is second only to our desire to provide the best possible Exotic Animal Care for the animals entrusted to us. REMEMBER, THE TIGERHOMES WEB SITE SPECIALIZES IN AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMAL WEB CAMS!

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