Proteles cristata
20 - 35 lbs ( 9 - 16 kg)
50 - 80 inches ( 127 - 203 cm)

About Aardwolf

The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East Africa and Southern Africa. Its name means "earth wolf" in the Afrikaans / Dutch language. It is also called "maanhaar jackal". The aardwolf is in the same family with the hyenas, but unlike its relatives, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. The aardwolf usually eats insects. It eats mostly termites, and one aardwolf can eat about 200,000 termites during a single night by using its long, sticky tongue to capture them. The two subspecies of aardwolves are the only surviving species of the mammalian subfamily Protelinae. These two species are the Proteles cristatus cristatus of Southern Africa and the Proteles cristatus septentrionalis of East Africa. The aardwolf is usually classified with the Hyaenidae, though it was formerly placed into the family Protelidae. The aardwolf lives in the scrublands of eastern and southern Africa. This is an areas of open land covered with stunted trees and shrubs. Aardwolves usually hide in burrows during the day, and then they come out at night to seek food. Their diet nearly always consists of termites, insect larvae, and the carrion of larger animals

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Clasification: Smal Game

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