Baby Aardvark puts new meaning to “Naked into the World.”
Baby aardvark – Ain’t he cute? Would you like to take him home and put him in a warm coat? A baby aardvark is an exotic animal.
The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa.The aardvark is vaguely pig-like in appearance. Its body is stout with an arched back and is sparsely covered with coarse hairs. The limbs are of moderate length. The front feet have lost the thumb, resulting in four toes, while the rear feet have all five toe.
The aardvark is nocturnal and is a solitary creature that feeds almost exclusively on ants and termites. An aardvark emerges from its burrow in the late afternoon or shortly after sunset, swinging its long nose from side to side to pick up the scent of food.
Female aardvarks typically give birth to one newborn each year. The baby aardvark remain with their mother for about six months. Then moving out and digging their own burrows, which can be an extensive dwellings with many different openings.
- Average life span in captivity: 23 years
- Head and body, 43 to 53 inches; Tail, 21 to 26 inches
- 110 to 180 lbs
- Did you know?
- An aardvark’s tongue can be up to 12 inches long and is sticky to help extract termites from the earthen mounds.
- Baby aardvark are hard to buy, you need a permit, that is if they are even legal in your state. You can get one from a breeder. Here is an exotic animal classified site: http://www.exoticanimalsforsale.net/ Not all exotic animals make good pets, please do research when contacting anyone on an animal you want as a pet. Also, some states, counties, municipalities and cities require a license, permit or for you to register the exotic animal in your location.