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Photo credits: Dave Parsons, The Denver Zoo
A new aye-aye baby was born April 18th at the Denver Zoo. This is only the second one to be born in North America. While not publicized as many other primates and great apes are, (or as “cute”) aye-ayes are endangered.
The new aye-aye, who has yet to be named, is currently in a nest in the zoo’s Emerald Forest building inside the Primate Panorama exhibit.
Aye-ayes are the world’s largest nocturnal primate, weighing up to 6 pounds. The species is so unique, it has its own family classification called Daubentoniidae.
“Aye-ayes look like no other animals living today. Their monkey-like body, squirrel-like tail, large eyes and elongated middle fingers make them easily distinguishable from any other primate,” according to the zoo release.
Read the news article here. http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_12317643