50. Raven and Aye-aye

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Our busting of spooky Halloween animals continues as we take a not so spooky look at ravens and aye-ayes. We first learn what's the difference between a raven and a crow as well as learn that not all black birds are the same (you ignorance ass). Ravens are the bigger and better bird species (if I'm allowed to be biased and since this is my weird animal podcast, I am!). We also take a dive in to multiple folklore of the raven; such as Norse mythology of both Odin and Loki, Pacific Northwestern Native tribes tales and were George RR Martin got the inspiration for Bran from.
But of course, most of us, thanks to Edgar Allen Poe and Brandon Lee's The Crow (they used a Raven in that movie, not at crow) are very familiar with the idea of what a raven is; but what about an aye-aye? If you have never heard of an aye aye, you are not alone. Its a primate lemur from Madagascar and one of the creepiest, weirdest looking animals on the planet. Tune in to this episode to find out just how weird this primate is.
**Correction: After listening to this episode I realized I had a brain fart and said that the aye aye's tail is fluffy like an aardvark...um NO!! Its fluffy like a Giant Anteater... Man I'm embarrassed.**
And to learn more or even donate to lemur and aye-aye conservation consider on clicking and donating to anyone of these wonderful conservation efforts:
https://lemur.duke.edu/
https://www.lemurreserve.org/
Scientific Names
Common Raven: Corvus corax
Aye-Aye: Daubentonia madagascariensis

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