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Sorry for being a little delayed, I got caught up with work...and Skyrim...so I forgot that the month changed. But without further adieu the winner of the Animal of the month for June was MoonyMina with her beautiful drawing of an Aardvark in the style of a explorer's journal. Congrats!
Other entries...( just mine )
Longest Recorded Age: 23 years
Size: Head to body – 43 – 53 in, tail to tip 21 – 26 in
Weight: 110 – 180 lbs
Aardvarks are very strange animals being categorized in their own order (Tubuildentata). Being a nocturnal creature aardvarks spend most of the day sleeping in a burrow. When night arrives the aardvark will venture out of its burrow in search for ants and termites. When these weird creatures look for insects to eat they will walk in a zigzag pattern. Once a nest is found the aardvark will use its sharp powerful claws to rip open the giant nests of the termites and ants, and with its 30cm long sticky tongue that aardvark will lap up any insect in its path.
Aardvarks can be found in grasslands, rainforests, savannahs, and woodlands of central and South Africa. With having a large range these creatures are of least concern when it comes to endangered status. However local populations can be sparse. No conservation actions are aware at this moment due to the high numbers of these animals, but that being said that doesn’t mean that this animal is not important. Much of the aardvark’s habitat is being destroyed due to deforestation and development.
This month's animal is the Grey Teal. Happy Drawing!