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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…

This wrinkly pink Aardvark calf debuted this week at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. See more photos today at