Scientific Name: Orycteropus afer aardvark.jpg

hysical Charecteristics:
The aardvark has a hairless body that measures from 3-4 ft. The tail is about 1 1/2 ft. long. This animal can weigh from 90-145 lbs. The body looks lik a pig, it has muscular, short powerful legs and feet that have four claws and the hind feet have five claws. The tail is hairless. The snoutn jas bristles to protect it from dust and dirt. The toungue is about 1 1/2 feet, and the head has long ears that fold down.

Habitat/ Ecosystem:
Aardvarks live in Subsaharan Africa, they are usually found in the savannas,grasslands,woodlands,and bushland looking for ants or termites.

Adaptations: Aardvarks are nocturnal animals.They wait until dark before they come out of their burrows. The nostrils close up when the aardvark burrows, providing protection against ants or termites. It uses its powerful claws for digging into ground or termite nests. It alos has a short sense of smell and hearing.

2 Facts: 1. The aardvark's nickname is "earth pig", but it is not related to pigs.
2. Aardvarks are usually born 1 at a time, they are almost never born in twins and they are usually born durinng October or November.



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