Who wants to save an ugly animal?

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March 1 2007 7:13 AM

Bye-Bye to the Aye-Aye

Who wants to save an ugly animal?

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The aye-aye may be one of the most repellent animals in the world. It also happens to be on the verge of extinction. Click here to read a slide-show essay about an effort to save the endangered species that got hit with the ugly stick.

Michael Levitin is a freelance journalist living in Berlin.

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