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22) The aye-aye shown here lives on the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. It is a very specialized insect-eater. The aye-aye shares the primate characteristics of large eyes and good climbing abilities. The aye-aye, and most other prosimians, differ from monkeys and apes in having a moist area of skin on the nose. A closeup view of an aye-aye sitting on a branch.
Notes: A closeup view of an aye-aye sitting on a branch.
Scientific name: Daubentonia madagascariensis
aye-aye -- EYE-eye
Question: What other animals have moist noses?
Photo © by: David Haring

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