Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your best guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own will bring a pox on your house is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments later today.

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  1. Some kind of lemur? :)

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  2. Adrianne Mock

     /  January 1, 2015

    Oh, oh, oh…Is it a sifaka? Kind of a lemur relative. From Indonesia or maybe madagascar (one of those countries)? I’ve seen them on news shows in san diego from San Diego Zoo. A lemur relative -check out the eyes. Very strange critters.

    But if you REALLY want wierd… you need to see an ‘aye-aye’.

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    • Adrianne, I took you at your word and went googling to see an “aye-aye.” For those not familiar with the critter, here’s an introductory video with some really enlightening narration.
      It’s preceded by an advertisement you will probably want to skip as soon as the countdown allows. The list of other videos on the page includes several with similar titles – “True Facts About the _____.” I have not checked yet to see if they are done in the same style as the one describing the aye-aye, but I hope so!

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  3. I don’t know the animal pictured, but today’s “Name That Animal” installment immediately reminded me of that great song by the Shirelles – “Marmoset there’d be days like this, there’d be days like this, my marmoset…”

    You posted that here a couple years ago, and my link to it was lost in a computer transition. This prompted me to track it down again. Fellow readers, if you have not seen this, please swallow and put down your beverage before you view it.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. ANSWER TIME

    This is a blue-eyed black lemur. From this animal Wiki page:

    The blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), also known as the Sclater’s lemur, is a species of true lemur. […] Being a primate, it has strong hands with palms like a human, which have a rubbery texture to give it a firm grip on branches. Its tail is longer than its body and non-prehensile.
    […]
    Both sexes have blue eyes, hence the common name, and are one of the only primates other than humans to consistently have blue eyes. The eyes can range in color from shocking electric blue, a light sky-blue, or a softer gray-blue.

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