Mama and baby Aardvark:) The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is sometimes colloquially called "African antbear", "anteater", or the "Cape anteater" after the Cape of Good Hope. The name comes from earlier Afrikaans (erdvark) and means "earth pig" or "ground pig" (aarde earth/ground, vark pig), because of its burrowing habits, but is not related to the pig.
Aardvark: Not closely related to the South American Anteater, the aardvark is a a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa and is considered to be a living fossil whose closest living relative is the Elephant Shrew. In African folklore, the aardvark is much admired because of its diligent quest for food and its fearless response to soldier ants. It can consume up to 50,000 in one night with its sticky tongue and burrow 2' in 15 seconds! wikipedia. Photo by Scotto Bear #Aardvark