… in broad daylight?
We heard a huge bird commotion at the edge of the log cabin forest. They were squawking and chattering profusely, just as they normally would when there is a snake in close proximity. On investigation we discovered the reason for the upset – a pair of bush babies minding their own business!
The name bush baby or ‘nagapie’, as they are known in Afrikaans, says it all – they are little monkeys ‘of the night’ (nocturnal). It was therefore strange to find these two sitting and grooming themselves at their nest in broad day light.
The Bush Babies that occur at Old Joe’s Kaia are the thick-tailed (Greater or Brown) Galago. They are responsible for the unnerving screaming and chattering noises at night. They have an inquisitive nature and we frequently see them feeding on insects around the garden lights. They also feed on fruit, reptiles and birds.