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Fun Fact December 3, 2020.

3 December 2020

Today the Aye-aye’s have it!  We’re not talking about voting results, we’re talking about the critter called the Aye-aye.  According to National Geographic dot com, Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. They are rare animals in the primate family, although they may not look like it at first glance.  They are related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans.  Aye-aye’s are nocturnal and spend their entire life in the canopy of the rainforest, avoiding coming to the ground.  They spend their days curled up in a nest of leaves and their nights tapping on the bark of trees with their elongated middle finger to find grubs and other wood boring insects to munch on.  They also use their long finger to scoop out the flesh of coconuts and other fruits to supplement their buggy diet.  Aye-ayes weigh about four pounds and are about three feet long, most of that length being their tail.  They are protected by law since many believe they are a messenger of bad luck and were killed on sight.  That and the destruction of their habit have put the Aye-aye population at risk.

Fun Fact December 3, 2020.