Aye-Aye Born in Captivity

A 5-ounce aye-aye infant was delivered on April 6, 1992, at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. American primatologist Elwyn Simons brought the pregnant mother from Madagascar in January 1992. An aye-aye is a rare prosimian related to apes and monkeys.

      April 6, 1992
      Elwyn Simons
      Durham, NC, USA

Additional Information:

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