Aug 24, 2010

Ugdorable? Aye Aye, Sir!



Thanks to Zooborns for the news that a baby aye-aye has been born at the Philadelphia Zoo!

The aye-aye is a nocturnal prosimian (the same family as the much less ugly lemurs). Their keepers seem generally to have a sense of humor about them, which you see in the names they give their charges: this little guy is called Smeagol and his mom is Medusa.

For more info on the aye-aye and his relatives, check out the Duke Primate Center.


-Wombat (No Relation)

9 comments:

LibrarianJessica said...

I was going to send this to you, but I see someone beat me too it. So ugdorable!

wombat said...

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat me to a baby aye-aye.

Carly said...

I can just hear this guy whimpering in a sketchy, soft voice: "loooove me..."

Dolce♥Bunny said...

I think its so adorable! Looks like some devil's pet or something... hehe ^^

Rusty Marcum said...

Its looks like the star of the next Star Wars movie.

theroamingnaturalist said...

When I was a kid, I remember reading an old wive's tale that if the aye aye pointed that goofy long middle finger at you, something terrible would happen. Seems like the worst that could happen though is that you chew on it in a fit of cute-induced mania.

PS - I love this blog and I'm so happy you've been posting so much lately. Keep up the awesome work!!


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forestwalk/laura k said...

ooooooh....i love this little fuzzy-headed, wide-eyed newborn!!!! wild!!

tkrausse said...

@theroamingnaturalist

Unfortunately, a lot of people believe that superstition, which is why the aye-aye is critically endangered in its native Madagascar. People there just don't realize how cute this guy is

Nicole said...

He is more than cute. I just want to snuggle him next to me and keep him warm!