The Aardvark diet consists of ants and termites, for which
the aardvark is totally adapted. Their claws burrow into
the ant hill and their ears are folded back to avoid dirt;
the muzzle is inserted into the ant hill with the hairs
at the end of the muzzle acting as a dust filter, then the
tongue is projected into the passages of the ants' home.
When foraging, aardvarks move slowly with their noses close
to the ground, as their sense of smell is highly developed.
They tend to move around irregularly searching for ants.
The only other food eaten by the aardvark is wild melons.
The aardvark is very strong and can burrow a shelter in
just minutes. A single young is born inside the burrow.
Many other animals use the burrows of aardvarks once they
have stopped using a particular burrow.