Last Chance To See Author:Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine This isn't at all what I expected. In 1985, by some sort of journalistic accident I was sent to Madagascar with Mark Carwardine to look for an almost extinct form of lemur called the aya-aye. None of the us had met before. I had never met Mark, Mark had never met me, and no one, apparently, had seen an aye-aye in years. — My role, and one for ... more »which I was entirely qualified, was to be an extremely ignorant non-zoologist to whom everything that happened would come as a complete surprise. All the aye-aye had to do was do what aye-ayes have been doing for millions of years -- sit in a tree and hide.