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Definition(s):

  • (n) nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs

Usage(s):

  • The indri and the aye-aye may not be with us much longer, but they are here accorded the same curious scientific detachment as studies of, say, the salmon or the pigeon.

News

  1. Aye-aye, it's unique!

    If "unique" is a relative term then this endangered critter has it hands down...or rather, fingers down! The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), once believed to be a rodent is a primate found in the canopy of the forests of Madagascar. This dark brown and black nocturnal animal is a variety of lemur with very special hands featuring one extraordinarily long middle finger with a piercing ...
    on September 21, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  2. Absurd Creature of the Week: Aye-Aye Gives World the Highly Elongated Finger

    The extraordinary aye-aye doesn't come close to any other creature on this planet. It has the bushy tail of a squirrel, the ears and teeth of a rat, and the extremely elongated, super-thin, swiveling middle finger of ? well, just the aye-aye.        
    on September 20, 2013     Source: Wired News

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Quotes

  • "When they first asked me to get involved, I'd heard rumours of an opera featuring a monkey, so I thought, 'Aye-aye, not him again'," says Vegas, whose most widely-seen work was the television adverts for the ill-starred ITV Digital, in which he...
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Johnny Vegas Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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