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Daubentonia madagascariensis

Weight: About 3 kg

Habitat: It is mostly arboreal, prefers moist tropical forest and is dependent on large forest trees.

Age to Maturity: Probably more than 2 years for females and more than 1 year for males.

Gestation Period: About 170 days.

Birth Season: Year round.

Birth Rate: Probably every 2 – 3 years.

Maximum age: 23 years (captivity).

Diet: It eats insect larvae, fruits, nuts, fungi and crops such as mangos, sugarcane and coconuts.

Threats: When loss of its forest habitat led the aye-aye to invade plantations, animals were killed when they raided villagers' crops. In Madagascar it is regarded by some as a harbinger of death and killed when sighted.
































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