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The physical and thermal characteristics of aardwolf dens : research article

@article{Richardson2005ThePA,
  title={The physical and thermal characteristics of aardwolf dens : research article},
  author={P. Richardson and M. D. Anderson},
  journal={South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={147-153}
}
  • P. Richardson, M. D. Anderson
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access
  • The aardwolf, Proteles cristatus , is an 8-12 kg, termite-eating member of the family Hyaenidae. Aardwolves are nocturnal and spend the daylight hours in an underground den. We investigated the physical and thermal characteristics of aardwolf dens. Aardwolf dens usually had only one entrance with a single, long tunnel. It appears as if aardwolves did not dig their own burrows but enlarged the burrows of springhares. Mean temperature of the burrows was 27.2 lUg+l/Ug 02°C during summer and 12.2… CONTINUE READING

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