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Aardvark and other insectivores

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I start a new topic about insectivorous mammals, other than the giant anteater. Often unrecognized but often essential too.

Dereck Joubert: " It’s an extraordinary treat seeing this member of the ‘shy five’ out and about – especially in the daylight hours. Sadly, the effects of climate change could make such encounters even rarer. Rising temperatures and increasing droughts can seriously restrict the abundance of aardvarks’ subterranean food (like ants and termites), with dire consequences. And as with so many other impacts on intricately interconnected ecosystems, one creature’s decline can have wide-ranging ripple effects. Just think about how many other animals, from hyenas to pythons to birds, rely on aardvark burrows for shelter and nesting. "


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