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Aardvark, the living fossil Which specie makes the 1st entry in any alphabetical species list yet was still missing from JungleDragon? It's the Aardvark. This one was captured at the Antwerp zoo. It's quite a fascinating animal in their natural history and behavior, be sure to click the "learn more" link in the species block. Aardvark,Antwerpen,Orycteropus afer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Aardvark, the living fossil

Which specie makes the 1st entry in any alphabetical species list yet was still missing from JungleDragon? It's the Aardvark. This one was captured at the Antwerp zoo. It's quite a fascinating animal in their natural history and behavior, be sure to click the "learn more" link in the species block.

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  1. Cool update: only 2 weeks after taking the above photo, she became a mother:

    Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  2. It looks like a cross between a pig and an anteater with rabbit ears... Posted 6 years ago
    1. That's right, the word "Aardvark" literally means "Earth Pig". Another synonym is "Cape anteater", so your comparison is quite accurate. Posted 6 years ago

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The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known.

Similar species: Aardvarks
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Uploaded May 29, 2013. Captured Apr 27, 2013 12:45.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 28mm