Extremely swift and agile, bush babies leap like squirrels from branch to branch and hop on their hind legs on the ground. They feed on gums, insects, fruit, and vegetable matter. Senegal bush babies ( Galago senegalensis ) are familiar as pets. They are gregarious and spend much time grooming each other with their front teeth.
Bush babies are classified in the phylum Chordata , subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Galagidae.
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