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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/24310/artist/13404/artwork/longfinger-24355">Longfinger</a>" by Elke Gröning | Germany


Wallhanging by Elke Gröning
18.00" H x 22.00" W
Colored pencil
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Portrait of an Aye-Aye, Daubentonia Madagascariensis
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The Aye-Aye, Daubentonia Madagascariensis, is perhaps the most strange primate in some senses: Their incisors are rodent-like and the third fingers are very thin and elongated. On Madagascar, Aye-Ayes have taken over the role of woodpeckers, which are lacking on this island. Their great ears are hearing the sounds of insect larvae in wood; however, their diet varies depending on locality and season, the incisors bite an opening to the bore-holes, and the thin finger grasps the larvae deep in these holes. I have met two individuals of this "Near Threatened" species in the zoos of Frankfurt and Berlin.



Longfinger | Wallhanging by Dr. Elke Gröning | Artists for Conservation 2023

2023 Artists for Conservation Exhibit Book