HOME / Science : The state of the universe. Bye-Bye to the Aye-Aye Who wants to save an ugly animal? By Michael Levitin|Posted Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 7:13 AM Tweet 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. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Science articles. Follow the Health and Science section. Follow stories by Michael Levitin. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby How Can You Survive in an Air Bubble 100 Feet Underwater for Three Days? Questlove Remembers What Happened When He Went Roller-Skating With Prince Michael Levitin is a freelance journalist living in Berlin. Click here to load comments.