Interesting Facts

*The aye-aye is a very endangered species.

*The biggest threat the the aye-aye is direct attacks from humans.

*People in Madagascar believe the aye-aye to be a death omen. The only way they are able to get rid of this death omen if they saw it, would be to kill it and tie its body to a stake by the road.

*It has been argued whether aye-ayes are squirrels or lemurs.

*There used to be a larger aye-aye, Daubentonia robusta, 1500 years ago.

*Aye-ayes are about the size of a house cat.

*The long middle finger or the aye-aye has been known to move back and forth at speeds of 3.3 strokes per second.