Aug 13, 2006

Thanks, Madagascar

The island of Madagascar produces a disproportionate amount of ugly animals, for which I will be forever grateful.

Take this aye aye, for instance. This little primate looks more like the invention of a low-budget movie set rather than a highly-specialized primate. Those big ears are for hearing the grubs that its long fingers will dig out for food. In this little guy's defense, he isn't supposed to be attractive. He's nocturnal. It was us that brought him into the spotlight.

Thanks for leading us to this photo, Chris.

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