This Baby Lemur was Too Weak to be Alive, But She Defies the Odds

It is not easy to save an animal born that was born prematurely and with great health problems, but this video shows a group that was willing to go to great lengths to keep this baby lemur alive.

Aye-ayes are a sub-species of lemurs, native to Madagascar and considered an endangered species. Aye-ayes are the world’s largest nocturnal primate and have evolved a specialized middle finger that allows them to dig under bark for grubs. One researcher says that, “From an ecological point of view, the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within.”

This baby aye-aye named Sticks was born prematurely, weighing about half of the weight of a chicken egg, at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina. She was unable to suckle but, through the dedicated work of the Center, was eventually taught to feed and lived.

Watch this heartwarming animal rescue video below!

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