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Orycteropus afer
The aardvark is specialized to eat ants and termites. Sweeping its snout from side to side along the ground, the aardvark sniffs out and insect nest. It digs in with its shovel-shaped claws, and licks up the ants and termites with its long, sticky tongue. One aardvark eats more than 50,000 insects a night.
Fact file:

Length: 3.4 to 4.3 ft

Weight: 88 to 143 lbs

Lifespan: Up to 23 yrs in wild

Habitat: Savanna, brushland and woodland

Diet: Ants and termites

Current Range: Central and Southern Africa