Baboon Adopts BushBaby in Kenya [PHOTOS]

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on June 10 2011 3:12 PM
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A Galagos also known as a bushbaby and a seven-month old yellow baboon (Papio cynocelphalus) live in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi.

They are getting along really well with each other, defying nature, Reuters reported.

The baboon was rescued in Maralal, in the northern part of Kenya while the galagos was rescued in Nyeri, located in central Kenya.

Yellow baboons usually live in the eastern forests of Africa in the forest and are baboons from the Old World monkey family.

Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae (also sometimes called Galagonidae). They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae.

A seven-months-old yellow baboon drinks milk as it plays with a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) drinks milk as it plays with a Galagos (L) also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

A seven-months-old yellow baboon carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

A seven-months-old yellow baboon carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

A seven-months-old yellow baboon carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) carries a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

A three-months-old Galagos also known as a bushbaby and

A three-months-old Galagos also known as a bushbaby and a seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) share a bowl of milk at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

A three-months-old Galagos also known as bushbaby drinks milk at the Animal Orphanage in KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A three-months-old Galagos also known as bushbaby drinks milk at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons Reuters

A seven-months-old yellow baboon drinks milk as it plays with a Galagos also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in KWS headquarters in Nairobi

A seven-months-old yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) drinks milk as it plays with a Galagos (not pictured) also known as a bushbaby at the Animal Orphanage in the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, June 10, 2011. Defying nature, the Yellow Baboon, rescued in Maralal (northern Kenya) has quickly adopted a Galagos, rescued in Nyeri (central Kenya), after meeting at the orphanage giving it affection and protection as if it were her own offspring. Yellow baboons inhabits savannas and light forests in the eastern Africa while Galagos are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa. Reuters

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