Facts about Aardwolves


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Who has heard of the Aardwolf? The Aardwolf is a warm blooded mammal and a species of hyena. There are four species of hyena: the Aardwolf, the Brown hyena, the spotted hyena, and the striped hyena. The Aardwolf is native to some parts of Africa. It looks like a very skinny hyena. It has striped fur, a long mane, pointy ears, and a big bushy tail.


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Facts about the Aardwolf:

1. The scientific name for the Aardwolf is Proteles cristata.

2. The Aardwolf live in Eastern and Southern Africa. They roam the open plains and bushlands.

3. The Aardwolf is an insectivore. The eat mostly termites, but they do eat other insects when hungry enough. They can eat a lot of termites in one night.

4. The Aardwolf is nocturnal. Nocturnal means they are awake mainly during the night time hours. It does most of its hunting for food during the night.

5. The Aardwolf name means Earth Wolf.

6. A male Aardwolf is called a brute or dog. A female Aardwolf is called a fae. A baby Aardwolf is called a pup or cub. A group of Aardwolf is referred to as a pack.

7. The Aardwolf can grow to about 31 inches long and that doesn’t include its tail. The Aardwolf’s tail is about 11 inches long. It can weigh up to 30 pounds, sometimes more or less depending on the Aardwolf.



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Books about Hyenas/Aardwolves:

1. Ever Heard of an Aardwolf? by Madeline Moser

2. I Don’t Want to be a Hyena by Avril Van Der Merwe

3. Hyenas: The Laughing Predators by M. Martin

4. The Hyena Scientist by Sy Montgomery

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was an Aardwolf named Wonder. Wonder had a son named Curiosity. Curiosity was cute with a big bushy tail! Curiosity wanted his father to teach him how to hunt for termites to eat. So, when the darkness came Wonder took his son to the open prairies in the bushlands to begin their hunt for termites to eat. Wonder stuck his tongue out and begin to lick the sandy areas for termites. He showed his son how and where to lick places to find the termites to eat. If they couldn’t find termites to eat, they would eat other insects. Wonder and Curiosity found a lot of termites to eat on their first hunt for food together. They ate so many termites that their bellies were so full. Curiosity was tired and ready to go back to their burrow to rest up for their next big hunt for food together. So, Wonder led the two of them back to their burrow. Wonder was so happy and proud that he got to teach his son how to hunt for food. Once they arrived back to their burrow, they fell quickly asleep. THE END!


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