Aye-aye

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Aye-aye
An aye-aye eating banana flowers
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Daubentoniidae
Gray, 1863
Genus: Daubentonia
É. Geoffroy, 1795
Binomial name
Daubentonia madagascariensis
(Gmelin, 1788)

The Aye-aye is a mammal that lives in rain forests of Madagascar, a large island off the southeast coast of Africa. This solitary animal is nocturnal (most active at night). The Aye-aye spends most of its time in trees. During the day, the Aye-aye sleeps in a nest which is located in the fork of a tree. It builds the nest out of leaves and twigs.

The scientific name of the Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) these genus and species. Aye-ayes are primates, mammals closely related to monkeys, apes, and people.