The Aye Aye is a Lemur that lives in Madagascar that has rodent like teeth and a long thin middle finger. It is the largest nocturnal primate and has an unusual way of hunting for food. It taps on trees to find grubs then gnaws the bark with it’s teeth then uses it’s narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. They live in Madagascars rainforests.The Aye aye eats animal matter, nuts, insect larvae, fruits, nectar, seeds, and fungi becuase it is an omnivore. Aye-ayes are particularly fond of cerambycid beetles. It picks fruit off trees as it moves through the canopy, often barely stopping to do so. An aye-aye not in its natural habitat will often steal coconuts, mangoes, sugar cane,lyches and eggs from villages.The aye-aye was thought to be extinct in 1933, but was rediscovered in 1957. Nine individuals were transported to an island near maroantasetra off eastern Madagascar, in 1966.
Funny fact : Ancient Malagasy legend said the Aye-aye was a symbol of death.