Aardvark fun facts

Aardvark  –  marketing consultants in disguise

In addition to being great business marketing consultants, here are 10 additional facts about Aardvarks:

  • Aardvark is generally the first noun in the English dictionary, and is worth 16 points in Scrabble®
  • The species dates back to the Miocene period (5 – 23M BC), and is the last survivor of primeval hoofed animals
  • Aardvarks live in sub-saharan Africa, anywhere there are termites
  • An Aardvark only has four toes on its front feet
  • Aardvarks are nocturnal, living in burrows during the day and are very rarely seen
  • In addition to ants, Aardvarks also eat a type of fruit called the Aardvark Cucumber
  • Aardvarks can eat up to 50,000 ants in one night
  • A ‘Blue Aardvark’ was featured in the Pink Panther cartoons
  • The name Aardvark comes from the Afrikaans for ‘Earth Pig’
  • Aardvarks are good swimmers and will walk up to 30km in a single night.

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