The Aye-Aye is found exclusively in Madagascar and is known for its distinctive elongated fingers and strikingly large yellowish eyes. The most marked trait of the Aye-Aye is a thin and extremely long middle finger on each of its hands. But they don’t just use their long middle fingers to say, “fuck you.” They also use them to find and remove insect larvae from cavities.
Along with their hearty meals of insect larvae, they also eat seeds, nectar and fungus. When they aren’t hunting for food or reproducing, they spend their time self-grooming.
Like its celebrity look-a-like, the Aye-Aye tends to scare people. In some parts of Madagascar, the Aye-Aye is regarded as an evil omen and killed on sight -- making humans its primary predator. As crazy as it might sound, the Sakalava actually believe that the Aye-Aye enters houses during the night through thatched roofs and murders the sleeping human occupants. It supposedly uses its elongated finger to cut the aortic vein of its victims.
That’s my kind of animal.