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The '''aardvark''' ('''''Orycteropus afer''''') is a nocturnal mammal, found in central and southern Africa. The word ''aardvark'' is [[Afrikaans]] for "earth-pig".


It is a nocturnal mammal, which is found in central and southern Africa. It is a timid and defenceless animal, about the size of a small pig. It has a long head and pig-like snout, with long ears like those of a donkey. It feeds on termites.
It is a timid and defenceless animal, about the size of a small pig. It has a long head and pig-like snout, with long ears like those of a donkey. It feeds on termites and can dig holes so quickly that it can cover itself in five minutes, and can dig tunnels large enough for a small man to navigate.<ref>Oxford Paperback Encylopedia</ref>
 
While U.S. [[combat aircraft]] usually have official names, unofficial ones are more common once they are in service. No official nickname was assigned to the [[F-111]], but, in honor of its long nose that can droop, it is called the Aardvark.
 
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The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a nocturnal mammal, found in central and southern Africa. The word aardvark is Afrikaans for "earth-pig".

It is a timid and defenceless animal, about the size of a small pig. It has a long head and pig-like snout, with long ears like those of a donkey. It feeds on termites and can dig holes so quickly that it can cover itself in five minutes, and can dig tunnels large enough for a small man to navigate.[1]

While U.S. combat aircraft usually have official names, unofficial ones are more common once they are in service. No official nickname was assigned to the F-111, but, in honor of its long nose that can droop, it is called the Aardvark.

References

  1. Oxford Paperback Encylopedia