Aardwolves are solitary foragers, except when accompanying their young cubs.
Even within mated pairs, individual aardwolves forage away from one another.
The un-weaned young are the only individuals that will be tolerated to accompany an adult when foraging, but even 4-month-old cubs spend most of the night foraging alone.
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• Sources | (Bothma & Nel, 1980; Koehler & Richardson, 1990; Kruuk & Sands, 1972; Richardson, 1985; Richardson 1987c; Richardson & Coetzee, 1988)