Saturday, August 25, 2007

"Earth Pig"

This animal is not from Australian, but reminds me of a weird cross of a bandicoot and a kangaroo. Aardvarks live in Africa. Their name came from the Afrikaans/Dutch for "earth pig," pig smiley though they are not related to pigs at all.

Speaking of weird, Aardvark’s teeth aren’t protected by enamel, so they are continually worn away and continually regrowing.

Aardvarks can weigh up to 145 pounds (65 kg) and be 7.2 feet (2.2 meters) long. Yikes, that’s pretty big for a creature that lives by eating ants and termites.

Jungle Jane

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