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Africa Geographic: February 2009; Vol. 17, No. 1
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Editor: Sarah Borchert.
Additional Contributor: Nick Garbutt.
Print ISSN: 1021-3317
Language: English
No. of Pages: 81
Dimensions: 210mm x 280mm x 5mm
Publication Frequency: Monthly

Item Identification Code (UID#): 1529
Shelving Location: Periodicals: Geography: Africa Geographic
Estimated Value: £3.50
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Africa Geographic

February 2009; Vol. 17, No. 1

Africa Geographic (2009).
Perfect-Bound Magazine

This issue of Africa Geographic features a 7-page article (pp42-48) about the aye-ayes of Madagascar. The article by Nick Garbutt is entitled "I Only Have Aye-Ayes for You" and features the author's own photographs.

Article Summary from page 43

There are many animals around the world – chameleons in Africa, narwhals in the Arctic, spirit bears in British Columbia, komodo dragons in Indonesia and vampire bats in South America – that, owing to their unusual appearance or some other distinguishing characteristic, have become the unwitting subject of folklore and superstition. On this score, few animals, if any, can compete with the aye-aye, which is endemic to Madagascar. To many Malagasy people, it instils fear and revulsion and they avoid it at all costs – failure to do so will lead to bad luck, illness and even death! For scientists, however, the animal is so unusual that it has been placed in its own family. Nick Garbutt separates aye-aye fact from fiction.

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