Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)

Set of scaled side and front drawings of the Aardvark

The porcine snout, long nose, sharp claws, and powerful legs make the Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) excel well in digging burrows for its nest and open termite mounds. It is native to Africa, nocturnal, with a good sense of smell. This insectivore has a stocky body, a short tail, and pinkish-gray or grayish-brown skin. Besides, the skin is thick, the ears large like those of a rabbit, and the body has less hair. The Aardvark is a solitary animal and elusive. Females give birth to a single cub. It can be found in the savannas, rainforests, grasslands, and thickets but not in rocky areas.

The Aardvark has a body length in the range of 41.3”-51.2” (105-130 cm) and total weight of 88-176 lb (40-80 kg). The Aardvark has a rough standing height between 23.6”-29.9” (60-76 cm), body width of 11”-13.4” (28-34 cm), and tail length of 17.7”-27.6” (45-70 cm). The typical lifespan of the Aardvark is between 15-30 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
23.6”-29.9” | 60-76 cm
Width:
11”-13.4” | 28-34 cm
Depth:
Length:
41.3”-51.2” | 105-130 cm (Body)
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Weight:
88-176 lb | 40-80 kg
Area:
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Tail Length: 17.7”-27.6” | 45-70 cm

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Scientific Name:
Orycteropus afer
Lifespan:
15-30 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Aardvark side view, front

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The African Insectivores, or Afroinsectiphilia, is a proposed subdivision of insectivores native to the African continent. The proposal includes otter shrews, golden moles, tenrecs, and even aardvarks. Many species are omnivores and still possess most of their primitive features.

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23.6”-29.9” | 60-76 cm
11”-13.4” | 28-34 cm
41.3”-51.2” | 105-130 cm (Body)
88-176 lb | 40-80 kg
15-30 years
Aardvark
76.000
34.000
130.000
80.000
30.00
267700
3D
Aardvark
2.2”-3.1” | 5.5-8 cm
1.6”-2.4” | 4-6 cm
4.7”-6.7” | 12-17 cm
.28-.62 lb | 125-280 g
2-2.5 years
Lowland Streaked Tenrec
8.000
6.000
17.000
0.280
2.50
2550
3D
Lowland Streaked Tenrec
3.1”-3.9” | 8-10 cm
3”-3.5” | 7.5-9 cm
7.9”-9.4” | 20-24 cm
.9-1.2 lb | 410-540 g
3-4 years
Giant Golden Mole
10.000
9.000
24.000
0.540
4.00
1820
3D
Giant Golden Mole
2”-2.75” | 5-7 cm
1.8”-2.75” | 4.5-7 cm
5.1”-7.1” | 13-18 cm
.25-.56 lb | 113-255 g
5-19 years
Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
7.000
7.000
18.000
0.255
19.00
850
3D
Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
3.1”-5.9” | 8-15 cm
2.6”-4.5” | 6.5-11.5 cm
6.7”-12.2” | 17-31 cm (Body)
.9-2.1 oz | 25-60 g
1-4 years
Somali Elephant Shrew
15.000
11.500
31.000
0.060
4.00
410
3D
Somali Elephant Shrew
5.7”-7.5” | 14.5-19 cm
3.3”-4.5” | 8.5-11.5 cm
9.1”-11.8” | 23-30 cm (Body)
1-1.54 lb | 450-700 g
4-5 years
Black & Rufous Elephant Shrew
19.000
11.500
30.000
0.700
5.00
320
3D
Black & Rufous Elephant Shrew
3.3”-5.3” | 8.5-13.5 cm
2.75”-4.3” | 7-11 cm
5.9”-9.1” | 15-23 cm (Body)
.39-.77 lb | 175-350 g
8-13 years
Greater Hedgehog Tenrec
13.500
11.000
23.000
0.350
13.00
310
3D
Greater Hedgehog Tenrec
2”-2.6” | 5-6.5 cm
1.2”-1.6” | 3-4 cm
3.1”-3.9” | 8-10 cm (Body)
.9-1.1 oz | 25-31 g
1-4 years
Etendeka Round-Eared Sengi
6.500
4.000
10.000
0.031
4.00
300
3D
Etendeka Round-Eared Sengi
3.3”-4.3” | 8.5-11 cm
2.75”-3.7” | 7-9.5 cm
10.6”-13.8” | 27-35 cm (Body)
.88-1.72 lb | 400-780 g
3-5 years
Giant Otter Shrew
11.000
9.500
35.000
0.780
5.00
300
3D
Giant Otter Shrew
5.9”-7.7” | 15-19.5 cm
4.3”-5.7” | 11-14.5 cm
8.7”-11.4” | 22-29 cm (Body)
1.4-2.9 oz | 40-83 g
2-6 years
Cape Elephant Shrew
19.500
14.500
29.000
0.083
6.00
240
3D
Cape Elephant Shrew
1.6”-2” | 4-5 cm
1.6”-2” | 4-5 cm
3.9”-4.7” | 10-12 cm
.9-1.7 oz | 25-47 g
3-4 years
Cape Golden Mole
5.000
5.000
12.000
0.047
4.00
180
3D
Cape Golden Mole
3.3”-4.1” | 8.5-10.5 cm
2.2”-2.75” | 5.5-7 cm
4.3”-5.1” | 11-13 cm (Body)
1.4-1.9 oz | 40-55 g
1-4 years
North African Elephant Shrew
10.500
7.000
13.000
0.055
4.00
100
3D
North African Elephant Shrew