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?
Not sure I’d call it love 😉 but I do like Aardvark, if only for saying their name 😉