Galago, or Bush Baby, a small tree-dwelling primate found in forest and savannah regions of Africa south of the Sahara. It is related to the lorises and pottos. Galagos vary in length from 10 to 30 inches (25 to 75 cm), including the tail, which is longer than the body in some species. Galagos have thick, soft fur, and are gray or brown above and lighter gray or buff beneath. Their faces are round, with large, round eyes.
Most galagos have flat nails on all toes and fingers, but the needle-clawed galago has pointed nails on the index finger and second toe. Galagos' hands and feet are made for grasping, and their legs and feet are long and powerful. Galagos can leap up to 15 feet (4.6 m) from one tree or branch to another and can hop like kangaroos on the ground. They sleep by day and hunt at night, feeding on small animals and tender vegetation. One to three young are born about four months after breeding.
Galagos are usually classified in the family Lorisidae but some zoologists place them in a separate family, Galagidae. Most of them are of the genus Galago. The needle-clawed galago is Euoticus elegantulus.