Friday, May 16, 2014

Fact of the Day: Aardwolf

While it's a close relative to the hyena, the aardwolf does not eat large animals or even mammals and birds. Its main diet consists mostly of termites. 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to read about them. Getting more information from your blog!

Kati said...

Never heard of them, despite being a nature documentary lover!

-Kati

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of this animal either. So thanks for posting.

Bob Bushell said...

A lovely Aardwolf.

taislany said...

good to know lol

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Is this the one from Africa? I think I've read about this animal before.

DEZMOND said...

so it's a nice and polite form of hyenas :)

Julie Ann Lozada said...

im not familiar with Aardwolf, thanks for the info.

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Adam said...

yes they are

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know about their existence!

bj said...

Oh, my....how can one reach the advanced age I am and never ever hear about something like this.?? This is the first time I've ever heard of this animal.
You continue to amaze me daily with your amazing finds and features.....
I just LOVE learning these tidbits and I AM indeed, learning. I thank you for that.
Hope your day has fluffy clouds and blue skies just like your background....:)

Ruth said...

I have heard of an aardvark, but never an aardwolf. I'll have to ask my husband if he has.

jaybird said...

I've never ever even heard of an arrdwolf. Cool facts, as usual. I am always enlightened by your facts. Thanks Adam!!

Pat Hatt said...

Well that must not be very appetizing or at least filling

Margaret D said...

Well I have never heard of those until now, and some has to eat the ants.

Lucy said...

Didn't know that! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Unknown said...

amazing it's a surprise for me!
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Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know this animal. Interesting! Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

They eat termites? Maybe they'd make good house pets if they could eat termites without destroying the house.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have never heard of this animal before. But if it eats termites, I love them!

CiCi said...

These little creatures would have a great treat here, just found termites in the duplex I rent.

Caro * said...

Nice post, I discover Aardwolf :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've actually never heard of this animal. I've learned something new today!