An aardvark is an odd creature that few know about, but it is the first word in any English dictionary. So, allow us to tell you about this creature. Well, for one, its not an anteater, contrary to popular belief. It's closely related to pigs and wild boars genealogically. The aardvark's diet consists of mainly termites, roots and wildflowers. They are one of the most common animals in southern Africa, so no need to think they will ever go extinct. Researchers say this animal has lived for some 20 thousand years, and is much older than mankind. aardvark Did we mention aardvarks are very cute ?