And simply in time for Halloween.
A child aye-aye, also called a long-fingered lemur, has been born on the Duke Lemur Centre (DLC) in North Carolina, reviews South West Information Service a British information company.
Given the moniker Melisandre, the mild creature weighed simply 81 grams at delivery. She is one in all solely 9 on the DLC and 25 in the whole nation, SWNS added.
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“They’re by no means aggressive, they’re extraordinarily curious and energetic they usually’re very clever — they be taught in a short time,” DLC curator Cathy Williams mentioned in feedback reported by SWNS.
Melisandre can be along with her mom, Ardrey, for roughly two to a few years whereas she learns to fend for herself, together with in search of meals, constructing a nest and different survival expertise.
In response to the DLC, aye-ayes have unusual feeding habits, inflicting them to be “thought of by many to be the strangest primate on the earth.”
Their food plan largely consists of Ramy nuts, nectar from Traveller’s Palm Tree, fungi and bug grubs.
“The animals are additionally identified to raid coconut plantations, and have been seen consuming lychees and mangoes, that are additionally plantation crops,” the DLC added on its web site.
Natives to Madagascar, aye-ayes are thought of symbolic of loss of life there and even thought of an omen of evil. The aye-aye was considered extinct however was rediscovered in 1961, in accordance with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
In 2018, a child aye-aye named Tonks was born on the Denver Zoo to folks Bellatrix and Smeagol.
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