A charming Aardwolf
No matter how much we understand about the natural world, this amazing planet never ceases to amaze us with its vast resources and magnificent beauty.
These adorable little guys are only one of many exquisite animals on Earth that may capture our hearts at first sight.
The cutest “wolf” you’ve never heard of, the aardwolf, is here to meet you.
Aardwolf is the Afrikaans and Dutch word for “earth-wolf.”
They are typically found in the shrublands of East and Southern Africa.
All aardwolves are nocturnal and rather cautious; they typically spend the day sleeping in underground burrows and only emerge at night to search for food.
They don’t even try to dig these holes themselves, which is an interesting fact.
These quick-witted rats typically occupy abandoned animal-made tunnel systems. Is that not clever?
They are considered “termite-eating hyenas” because they primarily consume termites. These wild animals are part of the Hyaenidae family, which also contains the hyena.
They are quite good at catching insects. In fact, a single aardwolf may catch up to 300,000 termites in a single night using its incredibly long and sticky tongue.
They are not only adorable, but also incredibly devoted.
Due to their monogamous nature, aardwolves usually remain with the same partner for the rest of their life.
Thankfully, this species’ population is presently stable.
It is deemed to be of “the least concern” by the IUCN.