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Aardvark Burrow

Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
Distribution: Southern Egypt to South Africa
Status: Least concern.

Aardvark 18The Aardvark Burrow accommodates two burrows, allowing a private off-show birthing area for any expectant mother to give birth as well as the main burrow for the group of aardvarks.

Our group of aardvarks are the most successful breeding group of aardvarks in the UK with 8 offspring born since 2007!

The main enemies of the Aardvark are man, hunting dogs, pythons and big cats. If threatened the Aardvark usually digs its way out of trouble.

As aardvarks are nocturnal you may not be able to spot them outside, so make sure to step inside the burrow to see the group curled up inside!

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