AARDVARK APPRECIATION WEEK!

AARDVARK APPRECIATION WEEK!

We saw a post from the Cincinnati Zoo that it’s Aardvark Appreciation Week! Well who knew? So we decided to spotlight these fantastic creatures!

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We just love these crazy looking creatures with their big ears and their pig like noses! So what do we know about them? Let’s find out!

  • Aardvarks live in Africa.
  • Their name means earth pig!
  • Aardvarks are nocturnal.
  • Aardvarks live in underground burrows.
  • Their favorite food is termites.
  • Another name for an aardvark is the antbear.
  • An aardvark’s tongue can reach up to 12 inches long.
  • They can close their nostrils when extracting termites.
  • Aardvarks can weigh as much as 180 lbs.
  • An aardvark’s closet living relative is the elephant shrew, along with hyraxes, tenrecs and elephants! M

Wow! We had no idea that the aardvark is a distance relative of Ellie’s! Cool!

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So do you love aardvarks as much as we do! It’s those ears!

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Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, mammals, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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13 thoughts on “AARDVARK APPRECIATION WEEK!

  1. Aardvark! Yay, I was right yesterday! Those little guys are so cute. 🙂 – Crepes.

  2. Awe…. I wanna pet him!

  3. I never ate a termite, but they sound delicious. Lucky aardvarks!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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