Friday, May 13, 2011

13 Amazing Anomalies about the Aardvark

1. Aardvarks are found throughout Africa, mostly South of the Sahara Desert.

2. The Aardvark’s name means “Earth Pig” in Afrikaans.

3. Aardvark is the first word in the English dictionary.

4. The Aardvark can eat 50,000 termites in one sitting.

5. An Aardvarks claws are as strong as a pick axe.

6. When distrubed, an Aardvark will squeal like a pig.

7. An Aardvark’s teeth grow continuously.

8. In one night, an Aardvark may travel 16km

9. Aardvarks are the only animal in their order.

10. Aardvarks are about 2 meters long.

11. The life span of Aardvarks in the wild is unknown.

12. Aardvarks are solitary animals.

13. Many parts of the Aardvark body are used by African tribes in rituals, and Aardvark is a relished dietary item of many tribes.