Some interesting facts about this amazing creature.
My fascinating animal is the Aye-Aye, which is part of the lemur family. It’s 3ft long, has large eyes and ears, and it weighs about 4lbs. It reminds me of the squirrel because the squirrel has a long tail, and it has brown and black fur.
The Aye-Aye lives in rain forest. It also might be found living in dry forest, mangroves, and bamboo thickets. The Aye-Aye is mostly found in Madagascar.
The Aye-Aye eats wood boring larvae. It taps the wood with it’s middle finger listening to the hollow spaces. It also eats seeds, fruit, nectar, and fungi. This animal is considered an omnivore because it eats larvae(which is slimy, juicy bugs) and fruit.
During mating, the Aye-Aye hangs upside on a branch. An infant is born after a gestation period of 172 days. Births can occur at any time during the year. Mother’s usually waits 2to3 years between births. When baby is born it takes seven months to be weaned. It stays with it’s mother for about two years.
The Aye-Aye is one of the most unusual animals in Madagascar. The Aye-Aye is believed to bring dead to any village it appears in. It is the largest nocturnal primate in the world. This magnificent animal is endangered. It can only live for about 23 years.