Aardvark    Scientific name: Orycteropus afer

The word origin of the word aardvark comes from Africa. Aarde=Earth & Vark=Pig. Which will make EarthPig. This comes from the aardvarks strong liking to dig. The Aardvark has large ears like a donkey but upright, a pig-like snout and a long tail like a kangaroo. Even though it is classified by ICUN as "Least concern", numbers are decreasing. It makes burrows to live in. This creature lives from Southern central Africa to South Africa. There are such things as extinct aardvarks.

Territory: South Central Africa to South Africa.

Diet: Bugs

Status: Least Concern

See me at: London Zoo, Blackpool Zoo