Ever heard of an aardwolf? If the answer is no then prepare yourself for the cutest animal you never even knew existed. It comes from the same family as the hyena, which explains why they look so similar, but unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites, much like an aardvark (the word “aard” actually comes from the Dutch word “aarde” by the way, which means earth).
This little critter is a baby aardwolf
The adults are just as cute as the babies
Aardwolves come from the same family as the hyena, but these guys have mohawks!
Unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites
They’re nocturnal creatures and they live in underground burrows in East and Southern Africa
Scientists once thought they were solitary creatures, but actually they’re very family oriented
They often don’t dig the holes themselves however, preferring to inhabit abandoned burrows of other animals
They have long sticky tongues which they use to lap up thousands of termites
A single aardwolf can eat up to 300,000 termites per night!
An adult grows to roughly the same size as a fox
Being monogamous creatures, they stay with the same mate for their entire lifetime
Source: — specially translated for fishki.net