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Ant no sunshine when she's gone: Little Barkie the aardvark lost his mother when he was three months old

Nose place like home! Orphaned baby aardvark saved by nature reserve

Orphaned baby aardvark whose mother was shot by a farmer is saved by nature reserve in Namibia

aardvark =) Ekaterinsburg's zoo. Russia

Первые в России трубкозубы в зоопарке Екатеринбурга

Aardvark at Ekaterinsburg's Zoo, Russia.

The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is sometimes colloquially called "African antbear", "anteater", or the "Cape anteater" after the Cape of Good Hope. The name comes from earlier Afrikaans (erdvark) and means "earth pig" or "ground pig" (aarde earth/ground, vark pig), because of its burrowing habits, but is not related to the pig.

Aardvark emerging from burrow caught by camera trap, Orycteropus afer, Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Photograph by Frans Lanting

A is for AWWW! (and Aardvark)

Wikipedia: Orycteropodidae is a family of Afrotherian mammals. Although there are many fossil species, the only species surviving today is the aardvark. The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa.


This is the moment two short-sighted aardvarks crashed as they tried to sniff each other out at the Tswalu Kalahari reserve in South Africa

African Civet

Looking something like a mix between a cat and a weasel, civets may seem peculiar at first.

Click for more pictures of baby aardvarks. So ugly they are cute!

5 baby aardvarks

This newborn aardvark at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo most certainly wins the award for wrinkliest baby ever featured on ZooBorns. Weighing just 5 lbs, this little calf might eventually reach as much as 125 lbs.