Aye-aye

A wide-eyed aye-aye grips onto a log with its long clawed fingers

What they look like: The largest nocturnal primate, the aye-aye is a lemur with big eyes, ears and long clawed fingers.

Animal facts: 

  • They find larvae to eat by tapping on branches and listening for hollow sounds, then they use their strong front teeth to rip open the bark before reaching into the hole to pull out their prey.

What they eat: Insect larvae, fruit, nectar, fungi and seeds.

Habitat: Tropical forest and rainforest.

Where they live: Madagascar.

Threats: Loss of habitat through logging and farming. Also killed when they raid crops.

 

Population
Decreasing
Order
Primates
Family
Daubentoniidae
Conservation Status
Endangered