How strange can a newborn appearance and still, in some way, be charming? Tonks the infant aye-aye might address that concern. Born at the Denver Zoo on Aug. 8, Tonks is among just 24 of the nighttime lemurs in captivity in the United States. She’s a squirrel-size package of wiry fur, beady eyes and freakishly scraggly claws, and she’s in some way still definitely charming.

Tonks is called after the “Harry Potter” character Nymphadora Tonks, a fitting name considered that the newborn’s mom is called Bellatrix, after the “Harry Potter” bad guy Bellatrix Lestrange. The brand-new aye-aye’s daddy, another Denver Zoo homeowner, is called Smeagol, after the dark-loving “Lord of the Rings” character. (Maybe you can pick up a style here.)

Aye-ayes( Daubentonia madagascariensis) are belonging to Madagascar. Nobody understands exactly the number of exist in the wild, however they are thought about threatened. At the threat of seeming like a meddlesome mother-in-law, we hope Tonks continues the household custom of begetting healthy, literary-themed kids.