- The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. - It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata. - It is sometimes colloquially called "antbear","anteater", or the "Cape anteater" after the Cape of Good Hope. - The name comes from earlier Afrikaans and means "earth pig" or "ground pig" - Aardvarks are found throughout Africa, mostly South of the Sahara Desert. - The Aardvark can eat 50,000 termites in one sitting. - An Aardvarks claws are as strong as a pick axe. - When disturbed, an Aardvark will squeal like a pig. - An Aardvark’s teeth grow continuously. - In one night, an Aardvark may travel 16km - Aardvarks live for up to 24 years in captivity.