An aardwolf is a small, fox-like animal, native to east and south Africa. It's diet consists of locusts and spiders, and mostly termites. It's name derives from the dutch word Aard (earth) and Vulf (wolf). Unlike it's cousin the fox, the aardwolf uses a long tongue to scoop up insects and swallow them whole.

Luckily, this cute little creature doesn't live near humans, so interaction is rare, but continued deforestation and burning of fields to create farmland can be very negative for them. Especially since termite mounds are pests to humans, and destroying them would take away 90% of the aardwolf's food supply.

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