The Aardvark is a nocturnal, medium-sized mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata. The aardvark is similar to a pig in appearance.
Its body is stout and sparsely covered in short, coarse hairs. The Aardvark is considered a living fossil, genetically speaking, because its chromosomes are extremely conserved. They have a long sticky tongue used for capturing termites and other insects for food.
The aardvark resides in Sub-Saharan Africa as the savannas, grasslands, bushvelds and available food is suitable for them. They are known to live throughout sub-Saharan Africa all the way to South Africa except for the coastal areas of Ghana, Namibia and Ivory Coast.
They also do not reside in Madagascar.They are nocturnal creatures and they hide in burrows during the day while coming out at night to find food. The aardvark feeds on insects, mainly termites and ants.
Taxidermy (Hunting Aardvark):
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Facts about the Aardvark:
In one night, an Aardvark may travel 16km
Their name comes from South Africa’s Afrikaans language and means “earth pig.”
It can close its nostrils to keep dust and insects from invading its snout.
The young aardvarks remain with their mother for about six months before moving out and digging their own burrows.