Gina Zupo Moats

Gina Zupo Moats

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

Aye-Aye or Eye-Eye

I have never seen a live lemur, but I bet they are amazing little creatures.  Once again I sourced this image from an old National Geographic magazine photograph.  It was suggested to me that this particular type of lemur is called an Aye-Aye, which I misunderstood initially as an Eye-Eye. You can see why i would make this mistake. Now I know better.  

"The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth and a special thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal[4] primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out."


Blog Stats

  • Total posts(8)
  • Total comments(0)

Forgot your password?