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'''Orycteropus afer'''. The word is [[Afrikaans]] for "earth-pig".
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.

Revision as of 17:27, 7 May 2010

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.