Aye Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
 
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Aye Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Aye Ayes are the rarest and perhaps the most unusual of all the lemur species. In fact, they are believed to be the most diversely evolved primate in the world. They are nocturnal arboreal primates now living in only two small areas of Madagascar, one on the northeast coast, one on the northwest coast. Aye Ayes have long, dark, coarse fur and, a characteristic very long thin middle finger, which they use for grooming and more importantly for digging for insect larva in crevices and under the barks of trees.

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Size:
Body Length, 18 inches
Weight, 4 ½ lbs.
Life Cycle:
Weaning, approx. 1 year
Sexual maturity, 3 years
Life Span, 23 years (recorded in captivity)
Reproduction:
Gestation Period, unknown
Young/birth, 1 per year
Birth Season, November
Diet:
Insect larva, fruit
Predators:
Fossas
Social Structure:
Solitary or small groups
Territory Size:
12-13 acres
Conservation Status:
Endangered

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Aye Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)