As darkness falls in parts of the world, many of us begin to think about changing into pajamas and crawling into bed. But for noctural animals the disappearance of the sun means their day is about to begin since they are most active at night. They hunt, eat, and wander under the comfort of darkness. Being nocturnal, they can reduce the risk of predation, hot day temperatures and competition from other animals.
Check out this selection of animals that work the night shift including the Aye-Aye, the world's only primate that uses echolocation and masses of Fireflies lighting up the night with their courtship signals.