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Learning about the aye-aye's diet gave Eleanor a way to help aye-ayes in captivity.

We learned that aye-ayes live in more places in Madagascar than we thought. But we still don't know exactly how many live in any one place. So the aye-aye is still listed as an endangered species.

When we figured out how aye-ayes ate, we could count how many fruits they ate in one day. Back in the lab, we analyzed their food to figure out exactly what they were eating.

We then passed this valuable information about the aye-aye's diet along to people who look after aye-ayes in captivity. Figuring all of this out was one of the most amazing discoveries of my life.