Adaptations of the aardvark for survival in the Karoo: a review

  title={Adaptations of the aardvark for survival in the Karoo: a review},
  author={W Andrew Taylor and John D. Skinner},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa},
  pages={105 - 108}
Aardvarks are found in a wide range of habitats in sub-Saharan Africa, from semi-arid zones in the Nama Karoo to high rainfall areas of tropical rainforests. They are not, therefore, specifically adapted to living in dry or wet conditions; rather, being committed nocturnal and fossorial, myrmecophages, they have evolved anatomical, physiological and behavioural adaptations that allow them to feed on ants and termites. These adaptations allow aardvarks to inhabit many areas as long as sufficient… Expand
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