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Aye-Aye. The nocturnal tree primate By Janet Raguso. Night for an Aye-Aye. Aye-Ayes are most active at night. During 80% of the night they are traveling in the upper canopy. Sometimes males travel 2-4 km in one night! (Aye-ayes on right.). Mealtime for an Aye-Aye.

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aye aye

Aye-Aye

The nocturnal tree primate

By Janet Raguso

night for an aye aye
Night for an Aye-Aye

Aye-Ayes are most active at night. During 80% of the night they are traveling in the upper canopy. Sometimes males travel 2-4 km in one night! (Aye-ayes on right.)

mealtime for an aye aye
Mealtime for an Aye-Aye

Aye-Ayes are omnivores. Aye-Ayes eat nuts, fruits, nectar, seeds, and fungi. To be more specific lychee nuts and mangoes too. But mostly wood-boring grubs. (Lychee nuts on top left. Grub on bottom left.) )

size of an aye aye
Size of an Aye-Aye

Aye-Ayes, like humans, range in size. The head and body are about 12-15in.(30-37cm). The tail is about 17-21in. (44-53cm) long. Their weight is 4.4-6.6lb (2-3kg).

home sweet home
Home, Sweet, Home

Aye-Ayes’ home areas are very large. And interestingly enough it is different for male aye-ayes and female aye-ayes! The female Aye-Ayes’ home areas range from 75-150 acres and male Aye-Ayes’ home areas range from 250-500 acres.

basic living
Basic Living

In the Madagascar forests in a tangle of branches or vines they have made a nest out of interwoven dead leaves and twigs.

names
Names

Did you know there are other names for the Aye-Aye? Here they are:

  • Ahay
  • Aiay
  • Fingertier
  • Hay-hay
the end

The End

Thank you for watching

bibliography
Bibliography

“Animal Info – Endangered Animals”

Animal Info – Aye-Aye Enhancement, March 7, 2005, November 2nd 2009

I got my pictures from:

tinypic.com, recipetips.com, deviantart.net,

www.geos.ed.ac.uk, open.live.bbc.co.uk,

www.garyolsen.com, flickr.com,

streaming.discoveryeducation.com,www.arkive.org

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