A baby aye-aye recently born at Jersey Zoo is said to be doing well.

The endangered species originates from Madagascar, where Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust carries out its largest programme.

The new arrival is the second child for mum Ala, and dad, Pan.

Ala arrived at the zoo in 2015 from Japan, in the hope that more aye-ayes could be bred.

Ala and her baby have been doing really well. At the moment, the baby spends the majority of time in the nest box and is still a bit slow and uncoordinated when moving around. Infants aren't very competent at walking along branches and making small jumps until they reach about 3 months old. However, the baby has started trying to climb out of the nest box by itself, but Ala is not very keen on this and quickly brings it back in!

Rachel Cowen, Senior Mammal Keeper

Born on 10 March, the gender of the baby is not yet known.

Aye-ayes have a long, skinny finger used for tapping and removing insects from trees. They also have a strong set of teeth to help them chew through bark and eat the insects.

The baby is said to already be showing signs of chewing and tapping.

The zoo reopened to all visitors today, after initially being reopened to members only.