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Inquisitive aye aye

Duration: 03:39

The aye aye has an inquistive nature, allowing Stephen and Mark a unique opportunity to get up close and personal at a city zoo. This Madagascan inhabitant has a fearsome reputation as a result of its peculiar and unkempt look. The aye-aye fulfils the niche that a woodpecker would, tapping on branches to find hollow bits where grubs might be hidden - percussive foraging. It then uses its elongated middle finger as a tool to retrieve the grubs from inside small openings.

Available since: Mon 19 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
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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