This is where you will learn all about Bushbabies.
Lesser Bushbabies are smaller than squirrels with large radar-like ears which makes their hearing very good. Their bluish grey fur is soft and woolly. The bushbaby has huge big orange/red eyes, SO big they cannot move their eyes in the sockets so they have to move their heads like an owl.
Bushbabies make all kinds of sounds. When they are scared they will scream and a mom will make soft hooting sounds to her babies.
Bushbabies spend most of their time in tees.They Can leap about 5 meters horizontally and 2 meters vertically. They use their long tails for balance, a steering rudder and sometimes brakes!
Tree holes make the best nesting sites, but, if there are none, then the bushbaby will make itself a leafy tree- top nest, or make use of an old birdnest.
The young are born in a leaflined nest. When a group of bushbabies share a nest, they snuggle up together, some even upside down! They come out at dusk after grooming each other and return about dawn. Bushbabies go their separate ways for a "midnight feast" of insects and Acacia gum.
A bushbaby has long slender fingers with flattened tips; this helps them grab jumping and flying insects out of the air in the darkness. Bushbabies hate VERY dark nights!
Is Bre'r Rabbit still around? The good-natured, wily hero of North American folk tales, Bre'r Rabbit is not American by birth. He was captured along with central African slaves, and Afro-American Uncle Remus helped him to find his way into the hearts of children around the world. Malawi, like most African countries, has a rich oral tradition and among the host of heroes is Kalula the Rabbit, almost certainly the ancestor of Bre'r Rabbit. Perhaps today we would spell it Bra Rabbit.