The MBP would like to welcome our newest member of the Aye-aye monitoring program at Montagne des Francais project site. Although the new male Aye-aye has an impersonal individual identification code (MDF16.32) to track all the data that we will collect from his activities, the MBP will follow the tradition of this site and give him the nickname of a martial arts legend. So, say hello to “Bruce Lee”. More to follow on … Read More
Please welcome “Cobalt” to the world! He is a beautiful five month old Aye-aye with a smile that will melt your heart! Cobalt is the offspring to Tsinjo, which is her third baby since 2011. <3 Little Cobalt is a reminder that the greatest minerals in the world aren’t only found in the ground…but also up in the trees!
The Aye-aye’s cloistered existence has limited our understanding and knowledge of its ecology, demography, and population genetics in natural populations, and presented the scientific community with almost no sense of how these factors vary across the diverse forest types and regions of Madagascar inhabited by this species. These incredible lemurs with unusual traits including an elongated, thin, highly-flexible middle finger, continuously-growing rodent-like teeth and the largest relative brain size of any lemur, typically leads a … Read More
Blog by MBP Volunteer, Danielle Photos are all courtesy of Danielle On 7th and 8th June, I was lucky enough to observe the re-collaring of a couple of aye aye, which MBP are monitoring. The first, was “Volafotsy” an adult breeding female, with a dependent juvenile female, called “Sapphire”. The dart team located the female pair in their nest in Vatovavy and, as all the permits required for removing the sedated adult had been gained, … Read More
A Blog by Dr. Fraiser Masy has been concerned by the lack of females around the greater Torotorofotsy area. He has heard about internet dating and would like us to create a profile for him. Here’s his bio. He originally talked about walking hand in spindly hand, but I told him that was just too much. “I live in the highly desirable Torotorofotsy neighborhood abounding with natural resources. I enjoy taking long walks at night and looking … Read More
The newest addition to the MBP Aye-aye family has a name! It’s Rikarlo! This name comes from a combination of the Aye-aye teams’ names – Richard, Kaway, Richard kely, and Laude. This little guy ws born to Tsinjo in Torotorofotsy. He is about one month old now. Congratulations to Tsinjo on her beautiful baby boy and to the dedication and hard work of the MBP Aye-aye team!
The BBC’s Deadly Mission Madagascar: Searching for the mysterious Aye-aye CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE! SUPER Exciting! The BBC was in Kianjavato, Madagascar for almost two weeks in the summer of 2012 shooting footage for the UK-based TV series “Deadly:Mission Madagascar”. More than 38 BBC-ers and 8 kids from the UK were hosted by the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership(MBP) and Conservation Fusion(CF) and participated in CF programs. Check out the link above provided by Susie McGuire, … Read More
A collaborative effort between leading researchers at the University of Chicago, Penn State, and our own Dr. Edward Louis Jr., has led to the publication of their research findings regarding the unique genome sequence of the Aye aye. Doesn’t the Aye-aye look awesome on this cover?!?