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

  • The nocturnal aye-aye, for instance, has a long, skeletal middle finger that enables it to retrieve grubs from inside trees; the hook-billed vanga evolved a curved bill for a .
  • But even if you don't get to see the elusive lemur, you may encounter one of over 100 other animals living among the lush vegetation, such as the grey mouse maki, the aye-aye, the .
  • The aye-aye (Chiromys daubeutonia) is one type of the little, twerp-faced lemurs of France's Madagascar, remarkable for the fact that the third finger on each hand is .
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  • 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 ...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - Environmental News Network
  • 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.        
    Sept. 20, 2013 - Wired News

  • Johnny Vegas in Telegraph.co.uk
    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...

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