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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The nocturnal tree primate
By Janet Raguso
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.)
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.) )
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).
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.
In the Madagascar forests in a tangle of branches or vines they have made a nest out of interwoven dead leaves and twigs.
Did you know there are other names for the Aye-Aye? Here they are:
Thank you for watching
“Animal Info – Endangered Animals”
Animal Info – Aye-Aye Enhancement, March 7, 2005, November 2nd 2009
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