Aardvark means "earth pig" in the Afrikaans language of South Africa. It's snout doesn't look like a pig's. But this long-nosed, long-eared animal is not related to the pig or any other animal.

The aardvark's nocturnal habits makes it hard to study. Only after sunset does it leave it's burrow in the grasslands or forest to look for food. The aardvark is a timid animal. When attacked it will sit on its rump and lash out with its front claws. Sometimes it will lie on its back and fight with all four claws. Recently it has been spotted on its back for extended periods of 80 minutes at a time.

planet aardvark

The Future of the Azanian Aardvark

We found no information regarding the aardvarks plight. If you know of where we can found this information, please e-mail me.