Meet Ooi (pronounced “Ooo-ee”) the bush baby.
Ooi is a Galagos – the correct term for a bush baby – and he’s named after his wailing cry which sounds a lot like a human baby. He also goes by the name “Nagapie” which means ‘little night monkey’ in Afrikaans.
Found in sub-Saharan Africa, bush babies live everywhere; from woodland savannah to the rain-forest. The smallest species are mouse-sized, while the largest are about the size of cats. They have fingers and toes, reflecting their relationship to monkeys, apes, and humans. Bush babies hide during the day and emerge at dusk to eat. You can find them moving through the trees: hanging, hopping, running, and leaping from branch to branch.