We’re saying goodbye to Malcolm (nicknamed Peanut) who has moved to Bristol Zoo Gardens as part of the international breeding programme.
As the first aye aye to be born here at ZSL London Zoo in 2016, he’s particularly special. He’s very inquisitive and loves to explore everything. He’s definitely quite a character!
As aye ayes are Endangered in the wild, Malcolm has an important role to play in the conservation of his species.
The team at Bristol Zoo worked closely with our keepers to get to know him, and in turn our keepers went to Bristol Zoo to see his new home and find out more about their female aye aye, Tahiry. Keepers also did a lot of training with Malcolm in his travel crate to get him used to it, and packed it with blankets and items from his nest box so he had his own smell in there for the move.
We’re sad to see Malcolm go, but we hope he’ll go on to start his own family, which is very exciting!
An aye aye is a nocturnal primate from Madagascar. They've evolved elongated fingers, which they use to tap on wood to find grubs!
Discover more about aye ayes and visit other mysterious nocturnal animals at ZSL London Zoo.