Night Shift of the Rainforest – 9 Pictures + 1 Video

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How many times have you heard people say “they are night birds”? This term is generally used for those who function better in the dark, just like these amazing nocturnal animals with habitat in the untouched nature of rain forests. They are characterized by night activity, food search, need for mating.  We are accustomed to daylight and heavily dependent on our vision to determine what is happening around us. Once the night falls, our vision is limited to things illuminated by the moonlight. For us, that is a problem, but it’s just the right time for the vivid nightlife of a rainforest. Nocturnal animals, unlike us, have at least one highly-developed sense. Special “upgrade” includes large eyes, keen noses, big ears and sensitive whiskers, among other things. So, let's dive into the magical world of the rainforest nightlife.


The Aye-Aye is actually lemur that looks like a rodent, with rodent-like teeth that constantly grow and a specially adapted middle finger for food extraction. Aye-Aye is the world's largest nocturnal primate and spends most of its life high in the trees. They come down to the ground from time to time, but aye-ayes sleep, eat, travel and mate in the trees and are most commonly found close to the canopy where there is plenty of cover from the dense forest. During the day time, aye-ayes sleep in beds (much like nests) that are constructed and made of leaves and branches, before making an appearance after dark to begin their search for food. They commonly eat nectar, seeds, and fruits, but also insect larvae.

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