Friday, March 02, 2007

Aye-Aye Lemurs: Videos of baby Kintana

I just discovered a couple of videos on You Tube of Kintana, the baby Aye-Aye Lemur who was born back in 2005.




And thanks to John who sent me this nice endangered animals slide show over at Slate.com. First endangered animal featured here is the Aye-Aye, with a fabulous big picture of (possibly the same) baby in captivity.
Yes, we're talking about something grotesque here, so grotesque, in fact, that locals consider it to be an evil omen and kill the animal on sight. But losing it would mean the collapse of an entire branch of the mammalian evolutionary tree.
The article links through to the ARKive video page on Aye-Ayes where you'll find lots of great movies of the Aye-Aye Lemur in skeletal fingering action.

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