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Aardwolf  Aardwolf,Proteles cristata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro


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  1. This is what came to visit us a few years ago. We heard the dogs barking and went outside and saw this little chap. Posted 5 years ago
  2. A spectacular species intro to the site. It does not happen often that we get a new carnivore. Well done! Posted 5 years ago
  3. Oh, and it is named quite attractively, alphabetically. Listed as 3rd species of several thousands in our wildlife browser:

    Posted 5 years ago

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The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East Africa and Southern Africa. Its name means "earth wolf" in the Afrikaans / Dutch language. It is also called "maanhaar jackal", or ''civet hyena'', based on the secretions from their anal glands. The aardwolf is in the same family as the hyenas. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals, or even eat meat on a regular basis; instead it eats insects, mainly termites – one aardwolf can.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Msalicat
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Uploaded May 1, 2014. Captured Jun 20, 2011 13:29.
  • PENTAX K-7
  • f/6.7
  • 1/500s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm