Aardvark

General

The Aadvark is a carnivorous mammal that has an average life span of 23 years.It gets its name from earth pig as it resembles a pig with its long snout like face and its burrowing habits

Aardvark- an endangered species

Aadvark is a medium sized, burrowing nocturanal animal which is found in Africa.It is also termed as an endangered species and genera of Tubulidentata.It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata

An Aadvark hunting for prey

Characteristics

The normal size of an Aadvark resembles a six feet man.The head and body is around 43 to 53 inches and the tail, 21 to 26 inches.It weighs around 110-180 lbs.It has strong claws that help it to hunt for prey.

Behavior

Aadvarks are solitary ceatures that usually prefer to live alone and they do not move around in groups.They are not seen often but are mostly seen in the warmer seasons when they come out of their burrows.

Distribution

Aadvarks are gradually known to be declining in number.There is a slight decrease In their numbers in eastern, northern and western Africa.

Diet

Aadvark emerges from its hole at daylight

The Aadvark is a nocturnal solitary creature that feeds on ants and termites as well as the only fruit known as Aadvark cucumber which gives tem the strength and moisture to survive.They have very stringent diet requirements.

Reproduction

Aadvark’s are only known to pair during the breeding season after a gestation period of seven months.The cubs are born during May- July and the young cubs are known to have flaccid ears and wrinkles.

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Scientific classification of Aardvark

Aardvark

Orders

Aadvarks are solitary ceatures that usually prefer to live alone and they do not move around in groups.They are not seen often but are mostly seen in the warmer seasons when they come out of their burrows.
Aadvarks are gradually known to be declining in number.There is a slight decrease In their numbers in eastern, northern and western Africa.
The Aadvark is a nocturnal solitary creature that feeds on ants and termites as well as the only fruit known as Aadvark cucumber which gives tem the strength and moisture to survive.They have very stringent diet requirements.
Aadvark’s are only known to pair during the breeding season after a gestation period of seven months.The cubs are born during May- July and the young cubs are known to have flaccid ears and wrinkles.

Aardvark

Aardvark

Scientific Classification

Binomial name

Orycteropus afer

Range of the Aardvark

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