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aye-aye

a lemur-like monkey. Called also Daubentonia madagascariensis.
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Luckily for aye-ayes, they have friends in high places: Many people--from Madagascar and from elsewhere around the world--are working with Madagascar's President, Marc Ravalomanana, to add more protected land to existing reserves.
Also, zoos are making an effort to raise aye-ayes in captivity.
To learn more about the aye-aye, read this fact sheet from the Duke University Primate Research Center: http://primatecenter.
Just as many people believe that an all-black cat crossing their path is unlucky, the unnerving appearance of an aye-aye (EYE-EYE) can also prompt fears of bad luck.
In the hopes of avoiding this misfortune, some people will kill the aye-aye.
In an effort to help save the endangered aye-aye, scientists are trying to learn more about the elusive animal's behavior and how many exist in the wild.
The aye-aye, or Daubentonia madagascariensis (daw-ben-TOE-nee-uh ma-duh-GAS-ker-ee-EN-sis), belongs to a group of primates called lemurs (see Nuts & Bolts, p.
The aye-aye taps this slender finger along a branch in search of its favorite food: the larvae, or immature form, of wood-boring insects.
President Ravalomanana's care, along with that of scientists and conservationists from Madagascar and beyond, is likely to bring good fortune to the aye-aye.
The aye-aye is the only prosimian to have continually growing teeth and a long, spindly finger--perfect for nabbing the larvae of wood-boring insects.