Greater galagos, also called bushbabies are quite common in Taita Hills. There are individuals that prefer to stay in the forest, but it seems that most greater galagos have adapted to live among people in the villages. They mainly feed on fruits and insects, and they sleep in the trees during the days. Their call is very easy to identify.
Perhaps finding food is easier from the gardens. They enjoy fiesting on insects that they capture underneath the lamps.
However they are also threatened by dogs, humans with snares and electric wires.
We published article on African Primates about greater galago, that was killed by a dog. This article also represents other cases where dogs are killing primates.
This galago was killed as it was running on the ground in the evening. Dog that killed it was crippled and actually very nice family dog.
In Taita Hills there is also injured greater galago. It has lost its right hand, only bones are visible. Animal is in pain, and we will see how it survives. It may have been caught by a snare or it may have been electrocuted.
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