Friday, August 18, 2017

There's a new resident at Yekaterinburg Zoo

Yekaterinburg Zoo recently announced a new addition -- a galago named Anatoly Makarov.

On Dec. 23, the galago named Sonja gave birth to Anatoly. Galagos, also known as bushbabies, are small, nocturnal primates native to Africa. The animals typically live in small groups. The ears of the nocturnal animal shield it from noises during the day. However, at night, the small primates become active and in many instances jump like kangaroos.

Galagos arrived at the zoo from Moscow in 2004, and since then Sonja has given birth to several offspring. Anatoly is currently feeding on breast milk and is expected to begin adult food within the next three months.

Once Anatoly's sex is determined, zoo staff will decide if it should stay at the Yekaterinburg Zoo or move to another zoo.

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