Alphabet Snack: “A” is for Aye-Aye

The Aye-Aye {pronounced “eye-eye”} is an endangered species from Madagascar and is considered to be the most unusual of all primates.

Aye-Aye Treat

~ Brownie ~ Powdered Sugar ~ Pecan ~ Choc Chips ~

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AYE-AYE

{ Look at his tail.  It’s longer than he is!! }

Aye-Aye Treat

~ Brownie ~ Powdered Sugar ~ Pecan ~ Choc Chips ~

Shape a brownie into the head of the aye-aye and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Create the ears with other pieces of brownie.  The eyes are chocolate chips with a dot of cool whip.  The nose is a piece of pecan.

INTERESTING FACTS

1. The aye aye is nocturnal. Meaning he is awake at night.
2. They use their long middle finger to extract larvae from beneath the bark of trees.
3. Aye-ayes are the only primates thought to use echolocation to find prey.
4. It’s incisor teeth continue to grow.
5. They eat insects, fruit, and bird eggs.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE AYE-AYE

The American Zoo

National Geographic

Primate Info Net

VIDEO OF AN AYE AYE BABY
{ From the San Fransico Zoo }

PRINTABLE AYE-AYE COLORING PAGE

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~ Bon Ap[petite] ~

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8 Comments

  • At 2009.01.05 12:37, heather said:

    I love how you did the shading on him!! Yay, we learned something new today! 🙂

    • At 2009.01.05 14:10, Kellie said:

      Thanks. He took a while to come up with. Lots of different things were used until I came up with the powdered sugar!! 🙂

    • At 2009.01.05 16:48, Stuart said:

      I never knew what an Aye-Aye was until today! So fun to learn new things =)

      • At 2009.01.05 17:08, Kellie said:

        Thanks for leaving a comment Stuart!! I am glad you learned something new! Something was telling me to choose “A” for Anchovie. Glad I didn’t!! 😛

      • At 2009.01.05 19:34, The Sugar Fairy said:

        I would never have thought to use a brownie – good call!

        • At 2009.01.05 20:28, Kellie said:

          I usually never post any sweets. I just couldn’t think of anything else!! Plus a sweet treat every now and again are okay…right?? 🙂
          ~ Thanks for the comment!!

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