Long Tongues: Ever Wondered Why?
Head and Body: 43 to 53 in Tail: 21 to 26 in
Weight: 110 to 180 lbs
Interesting features: Rabbitlike ears, kangaroo tail, very long tongue
It prefers habitats where the digging is easier.
The aardvark's population is currently unknown.
It is an omnivore.
It gets its food by digging with its sharp claws into a termite mound and then sticks its wet, sticky tongue down the mound.
Lions, hyenas, and leopards are its natural predators, but humans also contribute.
2. Aardvark means "earth pig" in the South African language, Afrikaans.
3. Aardvarks look likes pigs from a distance.
4. They have rabbitlike ears and a kangaroos tail.
5. Aardvarks tongues can grow to 12 in. long!