Aye-ayes are an incredibly rare species to spot, but a clever exhibit by a zoo in Colorado means visitors can see them on a visit – and it’s an eerie and remarkable sight.
The species is endangered and nocturnal, but keepers at Denver Zoo have created a unique exhibit so they are awake and visible in the day when guests visit.
The video below shows Trixie, a 10-year-old female and one of two at the zoo, enjoying a cup of honey.
They tap on trees to listen for bugs hidden within, before digging into the bark with their rodent-like teeth and fishing out their target with their extended middle finger.
According to the World Wildlife Federation, the aye-aye was once thought to have become extinct before it was rediscovered in 1961.