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Name: Aye-aye

Scientific Name: Daubentonia madagascariensis

Species: Mammal

Appearance: It has large eyes, black hair, big bat-like ears, and a long bushy tail. Its coat is think with a slate gray to brown coloration. Aye-ayes also have a layer of "guard" hair on their fur with white flecks and lighter tips. Their fingers are long and thin, and their third finger can grow up to three times longer than the others. The face is lighter in color than the rest of the body, and the eyes are yellowish-orange in color. Adults can grow up to 16 inches long with a tail length of two feet. Aye-ayes can also weigh up to four pounds.

Diet: nuts, insect larvae, fruits, nector seeds and fungi.
Breeding: Mating can occur year-round, and the female gives birth to a single young after a gestation period of 160 to 170 days

By: Francisco