This animal, which Today's Big Thing refers to as "weird" and, uncertain, refers to it as "some kind of alien", appears to belong to the infraorder Lemuriformes
, which boasts 99 species and subspecies. The name lemur is derived from the Latin lemures
, meaning "spirits of the night" or "ghosts". In this video this little guy (or girl) surrenders readily to a human touch, lifting its arms as it has its tummy rubbed. When the tickling stops, our lemur looks crestfallen, appealing with great shiny eyes for the naked pink fingers to continue. As the caressing resumes, the prosimian primate slowly raises its tiny arms, fists clenched. It is hard not to see a beatific smile spreading across its face.