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Monday, January 9, 2012

Aardvark


Beauty Of Animal | Aardvark | The aardvark  means "dig footed" and afer: from Africa) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known. The name comes from former Afrikaans means "earth pig" or "ground hog"  because of the grave of his life. The aardvark is not closely related to the South American anteater, despite some similar characteristics and a superficial similarity. The closest living relatives of the aardvark are the elephant shrews, along with the sirens, hyraxes, tenrecs and elephants
The limbs are of moderate length. The front feet have lost the thumb, resulting in four toes, while rear feet have all five toes. . The aardvark has a long, thin, snakelike, protruding tongue and elaborate structures, which is a fine feeling for the weight smell.An aardvarks typically 40-65 kilograms (88 and 140 lb.). The aardvark is pale yellowish-gray in color and often stained reddish-brown earth. The aardvark's coat is thin, and the animal's primary protection is its tough skin. . The aardvark with conventional incisors and canines was born on the front of the jaw fall off and are not replaced. Adult aardvarks only molars at the back of the jaw, and have a dental formula: Upper.
Aardvarks live in Africa south of Sahara, where they live for them to suitable habitats such as savannahs, grasslands, forests and bushland, and available food (ie, ants and termites). The aardvark is nocturnal and is a solitary creature that feeds almost exclusively on ants and termites the only fruit eaten by aardvarks is the aardvark cucumber. 
 
 If a concentration of ants or termites is detected, the aardvark digs into it with its powerful front legs and held up his long ears to hear predators, and takes an amazing number of insects with its long, sticky tongue more than 50,000 in one night were recorded. . If successful, the aardvark is long (up to 30 centimeters (12 inches), tongue licking the insects, the termites' biting, or made ant sting attacks in vain through the tough skin
Aside from digging out ants and termites, the aardvark digs and caves in which to live; temporary sites are scattered around the home range as refuges, and a main building is used for breeding. Main-course may be deep and extensive, have several entrances and can be as long as 13 meters (43 ft). The aardvark changes the layout of his home building on a regular basis, and from time to time moves on and makes a new and the old buildings will be of smaller animals such as the African wild dog.
 Only mothers and young share caves inhabited. Aardvarks live up to 24 years in captivity. The aardvark's main predators are lions, leopards, wild dogs and pythons. Some African tribes hunt for meat aardvark. Aardvarks can dig fast or run in a zigzag to evade enemies, but if all else fails, they will strike with their claws, tail and shoulders, sometimes mirrors on their backs to lash with all fours.

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