Aye-Ayes

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Aye-Ayes

Natural-Birth: Female Aye-aye only give birth once every 2-3 years. They only give birth to one baby at a time.

Classification:Kingdom- AnimaliaPhylum- ChordataClass- MammaliaOrder- PrimatesFamily-DaubentoniidaeGenus- Daubentonia

Humen-Deforestation: Humen are destroying forests that Aye-Ayes live in. This depletes land and food supply.-Behavior: Because of the lack of food caused by deforestation, Aye-ayes often eat crops from farms. This angers the farmers leading them to kill the aye-aye.-Reputation: Aye-ayes are considered a forbringer of death and a bad omen. This causes people to kill them when they see them.

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They have been endangered since the 1970's.In 1992, it was estimated that only 1,000-10,000 were left.

Conservation and CaptivityDespite the dwindling population and the length of time they've been endangered, there is still hope for Aye-Ayes.There are many protected areas such as Ankarana Reserve, Ranomafana National Park, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. There are also many places that keep them in captivity such as the Duke Primate Centre, North Carolina, at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey, and at London Zoo

As seen in this picutre, Aye-Ayes have a long and skinny middle finger. This is used to tap on tree branches to find the hollowed out areas where bugs are. Once they find it, they use their finger to scoop out the bug and eat it.

Aye-Ayes are omnivores.They eat:

People used to think it was a rodent because of its teeth and appearance, but it is actually a type of lemur.

Aye-Ayes are endangered.Causes:

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Where does they live?They are mostly found in Madagascar, but can be found in the following places:-Primary rainforests-Secondary rainforests-Decidous forests-Dry shrub forests-Mangrove forests

This is a map of Madagascar showing the effects of deforestation. The dark green represents the amount of forest every 20 years.

What does this mean for the future?

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What is their niche?-It is a predator of the wood-boring beetle larvae.-It disperses fruiting tree seeds.

Check out this video of an Aye-Aye in captivity. They live up to 23.3 years in captivity.

Aye-Ayes

By Kelsey Degnan


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