Found only in Madagascar, the Aye Aye is the world's largest nocturnal primate. Famed for using its long skeletal looking middle finger to tap on trees. If it hears movement, it uses its rodent-like front teeth to rip open the bark to expose insect grubs which it then fishes out using the same finger. The animal seen here is one of a handful that have been introduced to a small protected island on the east coast.
Attracted by a coconut wedged in a tree, an imposing animal with an impressively bushy tail appeared suddenly out of the dark. It suspended itself vertically over the nut and took just seconds to chew a hole in the top before frantically thrusting its middle finger in and out to extract the flesh. A magical few minutes spent with an extraordinary animal.