Russia’s First Aardvarks Arrive at Yekaterinburg Zoo

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Russia’s first aardvarks have arrived at Yekaterinburg Zoo. These rare animals have the body of an anteater, the ears of a rabbit, the snout of a pig and the tail of a kangaroo. There are no aardvarks at other Russian zoos. In all, only about 90 aardvarks live in captivity worldwide.

 

Russia’s first aardvarks have arrived at Yekaterinburg Zoo. These rare animals have the body of an anteater, the ears of a rabbit, the snout of a pig and the tail of a kangaroo. There are no aardvarks at other Russian zoos. In all, only about 90 aardvarks live in captivity worldwide.

 

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lysitsyn / Go to the mediabankRussia’s first aardvarks have arrived at Yekaterinburg Zoo. These rare animals have the body of an anteater, the ears of a rabbit, the snout of a pig and the tail of a kangaroo. There are no aardvarks at other Russian zoos. In all, only about 90 aardvarks live in captivity worldwide.
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Russia’s first aardvarks have arrived at Yekaterinburg Zoo. These rare animals have the body of an anteater, the ears of a rabbit, the snout of a pig and the tail of a kangaroo. There are no aardvarks at other Russian zoos. In all, only about 90 aardvarks live in captivity worldwide.
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lysitsyn / Go to the mediabankThe little-studied aardvark is the only representative of the order Tubulidentata. The aardvark owes its name to a unique tooth structure. In fact, its teeth are clusters of vasodentin tubes without enamel or roots. Such teeth grow during their entire life.
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The little-studied aardvark is the only representative of the order Tubulidentata. The aardvark owes its name to a unique tooth structure. In fact, its teeth are clusters of vasodentin tubes without enamel or roots. Such teeth grow during their entire life.
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lysitsyn / Go to the mediabankAardvarks roam African savannas. Local people call them “aardvarks,” which means "ground pigs."
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Aardvarks roam African savannas. Local people call them “aardvarks,” which means "ground pigs."
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lysitsyn / Go to the mediabankThe aardvark owes its name to the fact that it is an excellent digger and to a neat-looking disk at the end of its elongated snout. It takes an aardvark five minutes to dig a hole one meter deep.
Russia’s First Aardvarks Born at Yekaterinburg Zoo - Sputnik International
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The aardvark owes its name to the fact that it is an excellent digger and to a neat-looking disk at the end of its elongated snout. It takes an aardvark five minutes to dig a hole one meter deep.
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lisitsyn / Go to the mediabankAardvarks are quite large. Their bodies are 100 to 150 centimeters long. They stand up to 65 centimeters tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 80 kilograms. The aardvark’s front paws have four fingers each with large claws. And its rear paws have five fingers each. Zoo attendants hope to breed more aardvarks and to deliver them to other zoos nationwide.
Russia’s First Aardvarks Born at Yekaterinburg Zoo - Sputnik International
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Aardvarks are quite large. Their bodies are 100 to 150 centimeters long. They stand up to 65 centimeters tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 80 kilograms. The aardvark’s front paws have four fingers each with large claws. And its rear paws have five fingers each. Zoo attendants hope to breed more aardvarks and to deliver them to other zoos nationwide.
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