Aardvark

2 species

Aardvarks are burrowing, nocturnal mammals that roam over most of the southern two-thirds of the African continent. They have a long pig-like snout, which is used to sniff out food. They feed on ants and termites, which they will dig out of their hills using their sharp claws and powerful legs. They also dig to create burrows in which to live and rear their young. These solitary creatures have a keen hearing which warns them of predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, hyenas, and pythons. Some humans also hunt aardvarks for meat. They are not considered common anywhere in Africa, but due to their large range, aardvarks maintain sufficient numbers.
Aardvarks are burrowing, nocturnal mammals that roam over most of the southern two-thirds of the African continent. They have a long pig-like snout, which is used to sniff out food. They feed on ants and termites, which they will dig out of their hills using their sharp claws and powerful legs. They also dig to create burrows in which to live and rear their young. These solitary creatures have a keen hearing which warns them of predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, hyenas, and pythons. Some humans also hunt aardvarks for meat. They are not considered common anywhere in Africa, but due to their large range, aardvarks maintain sufficient numbers.