Aardvark image. Having a long, pig-like snout, big, tubular ears, a kangaroo-like tail and spade-like nails for digging, this animal is the last remnant of an order of extinct ungulates. Its body is sparsely covered with coarse hair. Feeding on termites, which it gets by excavating typical holes in their mounds, it prefers open woodland and grassland. Being nocturnal and solitary, spending the day in its burrow, its bad eyesight is more than made up by its excellent hearing and smelling.

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