Aardvark (noun)

  1. A large, nocturnal mammal native to Africa, having a long, tubular snout, heavy tail, and long, pig-like body.
  2. A burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer, found in Africa and having a long snout and large ears.

Origin:

Derived from afrikaans words 'aard' meaning 'earth' and 'vark' meaning 'pig'.

Examples:

  1. Aardvarks are solitary animals, and are most active at night, foraging for food.
  2. The aardvark is well adapted to life in the African savannah, with strong, sharp claws that it uses to dig burrows for shelter.
  3. Aardvarks are known for their long snouts, which they use to sniff out ants and termites, their main source of food.
  4. The aardvark is one of the few species that can eat both ants and termites, making it an important part of the ecosystem in Africa.
  5. Aardvarks are slow-moving animals, and have a tendency to curl up into a ball when threatened, using their tails as a defensive weapon.
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