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Aardvark

The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata.  It subsists on ants and termites, which it will dig out of their hills using its sharp claws and powerful legs. Unlike other insectivores, it has a long pig-like snout, which is used to sniff out food. It roams over most of the southern two-thirds of the African continent, avoiding areas that are mainly rocky. 

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One of my favorite mammals, and the first in my favorite series of posts this year!