Ritually killed aye-aye

Ritually killed aye-aye

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Credit: CHRIS HELLIER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ritually killed Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). The aye-aye is believed to be an omen of evil, bringing death to those that see it. Killing the aye-aye is thought to prevent the curse. Photographed in Madagascar.

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