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Galagos

galagos

Galagos Galagos, also known as bushbabies, bush babies or nagapies (little night monkeys), are small, nocturnalprimates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae. They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae. According to some accounts, the name “bush baby” comes from either the animal’s cries or its appearance. The South African name nagapie ...

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Aardvark

Aardvark

Aardvark The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known. It is sometimes colloquially called “African antbear”, “anteater”, or the “Cape anteater” after the Cape of Good Hope. The name comes from earlier Afrikaans and means “earth pig” ...

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Tsetse Fly

Tsetse-Fly

Tsetse Fly The tsetse fly  is found only in Africa and carries trypanosomes (the disease agents causing human sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomosis). The disease is a serious problem in Sub-Saharan Africa and it is estimated that the removal of this disease could double livestock production and markedly increase cultivation levels there. Trypanosomosis has recently been found in South America, ...

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Hyena

Hyena

Hyena The hyena is Africa’s most common large carnivore. Over the years hyenas and humans have come into close contact in Africa and, in earlier times, in Asia and in Europe, often leading to mutual predation. In ancient Egypt hyenas were domesticated, fattened and eaten, and in turn humans have on occasion become food for hyenas. Reputed to be cowardly ...

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