The World’s Most Bizarre Animals: Aye Aye, Madagascar
Never underestimate the lengths to which a living creature will go for food, especially the Aye-Aye. A rare type of lemur only found on the island of Madagascar, the Aye-Aye can live as far as 700 meters above the ground in tree canopies, tapping on tree bark with their fingers up to eight times per second to listen for insects.
Not one to miss out on late-night grub, Aye-Ayes may travel as far as 2.5 miles per night in search of it. What really makes the Aye-Aye a bizarre creature, though, is its spindly fingers and piercing eyes. In some cultures, the Aye-Aye is seen as an omen of death.
The Most Bizarre Animals: Giraffe Weevil, Madagascar
Native again to the island of Madagascar, the curious Giraffe Weevil gets its name from its jointed neck, which assists in nest building and fighting. At a teensy 2.5 centimeters long, the red and black Giraffe Weevil comprise the title of the world’s longest weevils and, in spite of their size, are fairly common sights amid the African island’s terrains. Not much is known about the species, though; after all, it was only discovered in 2008.