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3 facts about the Aye-Aye.

I chose to write about Aye-Ayes because they are one of the most misunderstood creatures on Earth.  The Aye-Ayes scientific name is Daubentonia madagascariensis

1. The Aye-Aye is an endangered species of lemur that only lives in Madagascar.  It’s endangered because hunters believe the Aye-Aye is an animal that brings hate, bad luck and misfortune, so they kill them.

2.  Baby Aye-Ayes are called infants.  They are born with no hair and are 4-5 inches long(roughly the length of a brand new pencil).  Infants keep close to their mothers for 7 months and then they slowly gain independence and move away from their mom.

3.   Full grown adult Aye-Ayes can hear their prey/food from 330 feet away (roughly the length of 1 football field).  Aye-Ayes tap a finger on a branch and listen with their big ears, if there is a bug, they chew with their super strong teeth, then make a hole in the branch.  The Aye-Aye has an extremely bendable third finger that sticks in the hole to find the tasty snack that is in the branch.

Check out this cute video:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cute+baby+aye+aye&&view=detail&mid=0C9883C7BE729FDFFB240C9883C7BE729FDFFB24&FORM=VRDGAR

Sources:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/aye-aye/  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wild+kratts+aye+aye&view=detail&mid=552D68990A15B533B91A552D68990 A15B533B91A&FORM=VIRE

 

 

 

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Hi, my name is Ella. I love my amazing family and my two adored feline companions, Soxs and Rocket. As you read the posts I publish, you get insights on my homeschool life and many other fascinating wonders and captivating facts.

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