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Common Name Aardvark
Scientific Name Orycteropus afer
Range South of Sahara (except desert regions), Africa
Status No critical status at this time
Comments The Aardvark is an unusual looking animal with some very distinct physical characteristics. It's body is well made to suit it's habit of feeding on ant hills and termite mounds. It has a small, tubular mouth with a long, thin, sticky snakelike tongue, a very acute sense of smell and sharp, tough front claws for digging. It's tough skin protects it from the stinging and biting insects it likes to feast on and It's acute hearing alerts it to any advancing predators.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Afrotheria
Order: Tubulidentata
Family: Orycteropodidae
Genus: Orycteropus
Species: O. afer

last update 5/24/08
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