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Aye-aye wake up

Duration: 03:53

Perservence and patience pay off for Stephen and Mark when they eventually catch a glimpse of not one but two wild aye ayes in the trees. There are only four aye ayes on the island so this is a rare piece of luck. When the aye aye's first emerge in the evening they hang upside down like bats, and groom themselves before heading off to feed. Here, the aye aye has just woken up ready for the night's activities. On this island, they begin the night's feast with coconuts and lychees. They tap the sides of the coconut to see how much milk there is and whether there's any point in boring a hold to get to it. Mark tries to get a face on photo and eventually succeeds in capturing this bizarre but beguiling animal.

Available since: Fri 2 Oct 2009

Credits

Key talent
Stephen Fry
Key talent
Mark Carwardine
Director
Tim Green
Producer
Tim Green
Executive Producer
Sam Organ
Executive Producer
Andre Singer
Key talent
Stephen Fry
Key talent
Mark Carwardine
Director
Tim Green
Producer
Tim Green
Executive Producer
Sam Organ
Executive Producer
Andre Singer

This clip is from

Last Chance to See Series 1, Aye-Aye

3/6 In Madagascar Mark and Stephen search for the aye-aye, a peculiar lemur.

First broadcast: 20 Sep 2009

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