Tiny Bush Baby Poses For The Camera, Than Launches Off The Ground In An Impressive Jump

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

The galago, also known as a bush baby or nagapie, is a tiny African primate that is about the size of a squirrel!

They weigh about 5 to 10 ounces and don’t get much bigger than 8 inches. Even fully grown, these little guys are small!

But, as one bush baby living in Japan proves, they can move fast — and far. Monaka is an infant bush baby and she’s got some impressive jumping skills.

In the video below, you can see Monaka line up for the camera, then launch herself off the ground and out of the shot.

Her owner slowed down the footage so you can see her takeoff and eventual landing. In total, the video is 31 seconds but that’s because of the slo-mo. At regular speed, Monaka’s jump is probably so fast you’d miss it if you blinked!

According to American Wildlife Foundation, bush babies can cover 10 yards in seconds when they jump. Can you imagine trying to chase one?

AWF also says that bush babies are very vocal. Their cries sound much like that of a human child! Have you ever seen one of these creatures before?

If you love to see animals interacting with humans, you’ll enjoy this video of a giant lion acting like a cat when greeted by a rescuer.

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