Aardwolf

Aardwolf

As an insectivorous carnivore, the aardwolf’s favorite food is insects, especially termites, which it helps to control.

As a carnivore, the aardwolf’s favorite food is insects, especially termites, which it helps to control.

Aardwolves feed primarily on nasute harvester termites, mainly on Trinervitermes bettonianus in East Africa, Trinervitermes rhodesiensis in Zimbabwe and Botswana, and Trinervitermes trinervoides in South Africa.

 


Image | © Tambako the Jaguar, All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Cooper & Skinner, 1979; Koehler & Richardson, 1990; Kruuk & Sands, 1972; Richardson, 1987c; Skinner & Smithers, 1990)

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