Aardvark means 'earth-pig' in Afrikaans. They are very secretive animals so very little is known about their way of life. 


Threats to the aardvark

Among an aardvarks predators are humans (some humans eat aardvark meat) and lions, leopards, hyenas and pythons.  Aardvarks rely on a very specialised diet, and are threatened by changes in land usage, particularly where land is given over to crop farming. They are not in danger at present though, and termites, their main food, seem to be on the increase.

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