A is for Aardvark
We had a lovely weekend exploring the area on our own. We headed out Sunday night with our ranger to see if we could find one super awesome and odd looking animal- the aardvark. We were so excited to find one snuffling around for eats!
Aardvark Fun Facts:
- Aardvarks are burrowers. They live in large burrows during the day and forage for food at night.
- They have large claws for digging in to ant and termite mounds. Those claws also help protect them.
- Aardvarks have long tongues they use to eat their favorite meal. They close their nostrils to avoid dust and getting the insects in their snouts.
- Aardvarks have a keen sense of hearing with those large ears.
- They have tough skin with little fur that helps protect them from insect bites.
- Aardvarks can eat up 50,000 insects a day.
- Aardvarks have webbed feet.
Aardvarks are funny looking creatures with their large ears, long thick tails, snouts & claws. They are the most fun if you ask us! We can’t help but giggle when we see one! Do you love them as much as we do?