The animal of the day is the Aye-aye. (Did you know: Ok. Sometime back, I said the tarsier looked like a child of Gollum from lord of the rings. Well, meet his creepy little brother.
The Aye-aye is actually a type of lemur found only in Madagascar. It has a super creepy long middle finger [not used for flipping people the bird] that it sticks down holes to pull out worms and grubs. In this way, it fulfills the roll of a woodpeckers in it’s native habitat by getting grubs that live in the bark of trees.
Aye-Aye’s were originally categorized as rodents due to the fact that their incisors never stop growing [like all rodents], but later discoveries led scientists to classify it as a lemur. It doesn’t help that indigenous people in Madagascar consider the aye-aye an omen of death.
Creepy tree rat.