Have you ever seen an Aye Aye? Meet the stars of the Ako Series – the lemurs helping kids learn about conservation, and 6 different species of lemurs – starting with Ako the Aye- Aye!
The aye-aye is undoubtedly the most unusual lemur of all! Thanks to their long constantly growing incisor teeth, leathery ears and bushy tail scientists at one time considered them more like rodents then lemurs. The long chiseled teeth allow them to gnaw through nuts, coconuts and even tree bark. Ayes-ayes are the only primate with this typically rodent characteristic. Large, leathery ears and huge eyes help them locate insect larvae under tree bark and navigate by night. Most unusual of all, is a long, thin, flexible third finger, that is used to locate and extract larvae from wood cavities.
The Ako books are now available for kids and teachers in 5 countries and counting! You can get your set of books on our Amazon store, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about school programs.