For today's post, I decided to feature two of the weirdest, strangest and i think among the most interesting animals in the world. Following my previous post about the Axolotl (Another Weird Animal), I searched for something that is not from the body of the ocean so, i decided to go outback and far from any sandy beach; it could only mean one place, Africa.
Take a look at this Interesting Animal called the Aye-Aye. Nope! Its not the Philippine Actress/comedian but this one is from Madagascar. Just look at how charming it is. . awww. . At this point maybe your thinking im crazy, not to be surprised at all. haha!
Quick Facts About Aye-Aye:
The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out.
Dfaubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentoniidae and infraorder Chiromyiformes. The Aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus (although it is currently an endangered species); a second species (Daubentonia robusta) was exterminated over the last few centuries.Source:Wikipedia
Now its time for the second featured Weird Animal for today. If you look at this Funny Creature, you would probably torn between two things : You might wonder if its a monkey or a cat. Well, i guess you just have to find that out for yourself. At first look, this interesting but weird animal looks so civilized because of its mustache. Heck, i dont know any other animal with a mustache. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Emperor Tamarin. No kidding! That's his name!
Some quick facts about this wierd animal:
The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. The name was first intended as a joke, but has become the official scientific name. This tamarin lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.
The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. The animal reaches a length of 24 to 26 cm, plus a 35 cm long tail. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g.
This primate inhabits tropical rain forests, living deep in the forest and also in open tree-covered areas. It is a diurnal animal, spending the majority of its days in the trees with quick, safe movements and broad jumps among the limbs. Source:Wikipedia
That's it for today's feature folks, watch out for the upcoming weird and interesting animals. Be sure to bookmark this blog if you want to catch up on everything.