Animal Size

Aye-aye size: How big do they get?

How big does a Aye-aye get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) reaches an average size of 40 cm (1′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 24.25 years, they grow from 122 grams (0.27 lbs) to 2.74 kg (6.04 lbs). A Aye-aye has 1 babies at once. The Aye-aye (genus: Daubentonia) is a member of the family Daubentoniidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Aye-aye is  (1' 4

The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a long-fingered lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar with rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger.It is the world’s largest nocturnal primate. It is characterized by its unusual method of finding food: it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward-slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging, and takes up 5–41% of foraging time. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view, the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within.The aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus Daubentonia and family Daubentoniidae. It is currently classified as Endangered by the IUCN; and a second species, Daubentonia robusta, appears to have become extinct at some point within the last 1000 years.

Animals with the same size as a Aye-aye

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Aye-aye:

Animals with the same litter size as a Aye-aye

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Aye-aye:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Aye-aye

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Aye-aye:

Animals with the same weight as a Aye-aye

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Daubentonia madagascariensis: