Pictured above are infants representing both Otolemur garnettii and Otolemur crassicaudatus, two of the three currently recognized greater bushbaby species. The Garnett's greater bushbaby (foreground) is three weeks the brown greater bushbaby's senior, yet is equal to her in both size and weight.
Founded: 15 September 2006
About: Our rehabilitation efforts at the Otolemur Preserve and host of facility-wide programs at the Greater Bushbaby Science Center are exclusively dedicated to greater bushbaby species.
Company Overview: The Greater Bushbaby Science Center is a rehabilitation and behavioral studies institution for small nocturnal prosimian primates known as bushbabies or galagos. The organization, its studies, and its publications are privately funded.
Description: The Greater Bushbaby Science Center's headquarters is situated in the midst of over 162 hectares of untouched protected wilderness. Greater bushbabies rehabilitated at a sanctuary subsection of GBSC, known as the Otolemur Preserve, will be released into these protected tracts of land as part of Project Bar None- Life Without Limitations.
General Information: The Greater Bushbaby Science Center is a worldwide consortium of entities participating in the study, documentation, preservation, conservation, and rehabilitation of greater bushbaby species. The Center was officially established in 2006 by the Strepsirrhine Biometrics and Conservation Initiative following more than twenty years of both private and professional prosimian primate species research. GBSC confers with many of the top scientific minds across the globe that specialize in the fields of prosimian biology, management, and ecology as well as primatology, anthropology, paleontology, and psychology. Additionally, we consult with several wildlife rescue programs in Southeast Africa to assist these organizations with their own greater bushbaby rehabilitation efforts.
Mission: It is the goal of the Greater Bushbaby Science Center to study the attributes of greater bushbaby species by means of behavioral research programs, to participate in field studies and encourage South African ecotourism, to educate the general populace about greater bushbabies and their ecological role, to raise awareness regarding habitat conservation in Southeast Africa and, through our bushbaby sanctuary the Otolemur Preserve, to aid in the rehabilitation of prosimian primates that suffer from physical and psychological ailments.