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The animal on the cover of Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent is an aye-aye. The aye-aye is part of the order of primates, and in fact is part of the lemur group. Native to Madagascar, they are considered one of the strangest looking primates, and not very much is known about them. A full-grown adult is about the size of a raccoon. Its features include large round ears, black fur with white spots, a flat nose, and big round eyes. Two very distinctive characteristics of the aye-aye are its incisor teeth, which never stop growing, and its long, spindly fingers, of which the middle finger is the longest. Both of these traits are used as tools in hunting food. The aye-aye lives mostly on bug larvae and fruit; it often uses its teeth to break open dead tree bark, then uses its long middle finger to reach....


  

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