Thursday, October 17, 2013
Creature Feature #2: Aardwolf
An Aardwolf is a hyena of petite and diminutive stature, who makes his home in the east and south of Africa. Despite being a predator, his main prey is termites, which he licks up with his long tongue, consuming as many as 200,000 a night.
When I was young and we had to do projects on animals, most folks in my class chose lions, tigers, bears and elephants - I always liked to choose the more obscure and interesting, and my favourite animal at that time was this wee guy. I would like to meet one, one day.
I think tomorrow it might be time for something that is not a mammal.