dinsdag 12 oktober 2010
Jos from Belgium sent me the Aye-aye, a weird animal I didn't know before I started this blog.
In Dutch we call this lemur 'vingerdier', which means 'finger animal'.
Wikipedia says about this animal: "The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker."
Weird, isn't it? (and a mouthful of words!)
On the envelope a close-up of this frightning looking creature!..
Though I think we humans don't have to be afraid of the aye-aye, as he/she only eats insect grubs, nuts and nectar.
Thank you, Jos, dankjewel voor dit bijzondere dier!