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The Zanzibar bushbaby, Matundu dwarf galago, Udzungwa bushbaby, or Zanzibar galago (Galago zanzibaricus) is a primate of the Galagidae family. An adult typically weighs 150 grams (5.3 oz), its head-body length is 14 to 15 centimetres (5.5 to 5.9 in) and its tail is between 12 and 15 centimetres (4.7 and 5.9 in) long. Like other species of galagos, its diet consists mainly of fruit, insects, and tree gums.
For a time, this species and Prince Demidoff's bushbaby were removed from the genus Galago and placed into the new genus Galagoides. It is the most widespread and abundant bushbaby in the coastal forests of Tanzania. It is thought to prefer the mid to high canopy of tropical coastal forest, submontane and lowland tropical forest. It has one or two young per year.
There are two subspecies of this bushbaby:
- Galago zanzibaricus zanzibaricus, from Zanzibar
- Galago zanzibaricus udzungwensis, from mainland Tanzania
|Wikispecies has information related to: Zanzibar bushbaby|
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