Common Name: Aardvark
Binomial Name: Orycteropus afer
Identification: Large size. Elongated pig-like snout. Tubular ears. Generally heavy build. Walks with an arched back.
Weight: Males +/- 70 kg (155 lbs), females +/- 70 kg (155 lbs)
Gestation: 7 months
Young: Single young
Habitat: Wide variety of habitats, the limiting factor being the availability of food. They show a preference for open woodland, sparse scrub and grassland.
Diet: Mainly ants and termites. They will occasionally eat other insects and the fruit of the wild cucumber.
Red List Status: Least Concern