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On Deadly 60, I've had loads of incredible animal encounters.
Here is just one of my many favourites.
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Madagascar is home to some real wildlife weirdos.
And here in this zoo is one of the strangest-looking predators
I've ever seen.
It's the aye-aye.
This is such a spooky experience.
You could almost totally forget that you're in a zoo,
with this crazy goblin.
I think she thought my finger was
something edible, for a second there.
When it comes down to it,
they are pretty fierce.
The first zoologists that ever discovered the aye-aye
really didn't know what to do with it.
It's such a mish-mash of animal parts.
It's got a great big, long bushy tail,
so they thought it might be a squirrel.
It also has long incisor teeth, like a rodent, that never stop growing.
So they kind of thought that it was like a very peculiar squirrel,
but it's not at all.
It is a lemur, it is a primate,
but the strangest one I've ever seen.
And if you think the aye-aye looks strange,
the way it finds its dinner is even weirder.
The aye-aye possesses one of the most specialised weapons
in the natural world. That's what makes it deadly.
But that's not a dagger it is carrying around with it,
that's actually one of its fingers.
This skinny, twig-like finger drums against a tree trunk,
while super-sensitive ears are tuned in to the rustlings
of any potential prey hiding inside.
If there is a meal to be had, the aye-aye will find it.
Once locked on, it unleashes its awesome chisel-like teeth,
that make short work of the bark, before poking in that deadly digit
and hooking out a juicy meal.
Look what he's doing right now. Look at that.
Just using that finger to dig out
little grubs that are beneath the bark.
That is crazy!
The aye-aye is truly one of the greatest, weirdest,
insect hunters in the world.
And the strangest animal on the Deadly 60.