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How much do you know about Aardvarks? The aardvark is a unique animal that shares similar characteristics as the pig and anteater but is not related to either one. Native to Africa, this funny little creature is equally comfortable in the grasslands as well as the rainforest.
Aardvarks LOVE termites! Their thick claws are perfect for digging into mounds for either termites or ants. The aardvark is a solitary animal unless it is breeding season. Let's learn more about Aardvarks!
The aardvark will defend itself
by using its tail as a club.
The aardvark is native to Africa and lives in a variety of places but they are most common to the grasslands and woodlands. They congregate wherever they can find a large supply of food.
The aardvark can even be found in the rainforests if there is a good amount of termites and ants. Aardvarks burrow into soil (preferably sandy) to build their homes. In this burrowed shelter, the aardvark sleeps and gives birth.
More About Aardvarks
The aardvark has a body similar to a pig, although their hind legs are longer than their front legs. They have four thick, strong claws on their front feet that are used for digging hard termite mounds and 5 toes on their hind feet. They have a long snout and a long tongue which aids in capturing termites.Their ears are tall but can be folded. Aardvarks do not see well and prefer to travel at night. They are also colorblind. Aardvarks teeth are very strong and continue to grow throughout their life. They have a powerful tail which is used for self defense.
Other Things Called Aardvark - (a great way to be first in alphabetical listings)
- Question and answer site
- Swimwear supplier
- News publication
- Travel search engine
- Rock band (Rabid Aardvarks)
- Rugby club
- Party rentals
- Appliance store
Aardvarks are sometimes
mistaken for anteaters but they
are not related as a species and live
on different continents.
Where have you seen an Aardvark?
Visit Aardvarks at These Zoos
- Bronx Zoo
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Detroit Zoo
- Brookfield Zoo (near Chicago)
- Busch Gardens, Tampa
- Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago