Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Rare Baby Aye-Aye

It's a face only a mother could love.

This baby aye-aye was born at the Philadelphia Zoo on July 14th.

The baby boy is named Smeagol after his resemblance to the Lord of the Rings character.

Aye-ayes are rare lemurs found in the rainforests of Madagascar.

Baby Smeagol can be seen with his mom, Medusa, and his dad, Tolkein, at the Zoo's PECO Primate Reserve.

Since they are nocturnal creatures, their exhibit is darkened during the daytime, so visitors can get a good look at the aye-ayes while they are most active.

The Philadelphia Zoo is one of only three facilities in the United States that now has aye-ayes, which are a threatened species.

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