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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:

Sources: A15B533B91A&FORM=VIRE






Hi, my name is Ella. I love my amazing family and my three adored companions, Soxs, Rocket and Sandy. 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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