Brown greater galago

Unlike social grooming in other primates, they prefer to lick the fur of one another rather than use their fingers

Jacobmacmillan

The brown greater galago is the largest species in the family of galagos. Their pelage color exhibits a great diversity as it ranges from off-white and yellow to brown, darker shades of grey, and black. They usually have a black tip at the end of the long bushy tail.

There are twice as many males as females. This is because pregnant females compete for the most nutritious sources of tree gum, so it is more advantageous to give birth to males than to females competing for future resources. Their diet consists of 62% gum and 21% fruits; the rest comprises nectar, flower, small animals, and insects.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2018
Burundi
2018
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2018
Eswatini
2018
Kenya
2018
Malawi
2018
Mozambique
2018
Rwanda
2018
South Africa
2018
Tanzania
2018
Zambia
2018
Zimbabwe
2018

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No