The Unasked Question this Week is: “What is a Aye-aye?”


Aiko Earl, Reporter of Unasked Questions

An Aye- aye is a type the largest nocturnal primate in the world.

 It is a type of lemur however it has a trick up it’s sleeve, their long fingers. Their middle finger is the longest finger for hunting food. 

You may be thinking, “how would a long middle finger help?” The Aye-Aye taps on trees with the finger, then listens for any insect under the bark. 

They remarkably have, when fully adult, a 16 inch long finger. 

Aye-Aye’s have a round head with large triangular ears, and bright yellow-orange eyes with a  pink nose. 

Aye’s spend 80% of their time at night finding food. They protect themselves with their camouflage black fur. Aye-aye’s only live in the Madagascar Forest. Sadly, only 1,000 to 10,000 Aye-Aye’s are left in the wild.

 For my next “unasked question” article, please put in the comments what you want to ask.