They Just Discovered This Little Creature, And It Is Melting Hearts Across The Internet

You’ve heard of aardvarks, and you’ve heard of wolves… but have you ever heard of aardwolves?  The aardwolf is very real — and incredibly cute!

The aardwolf  is actually not a wolf at all.

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They are the only surviving species in their family, and are more closely related to hyenas. 

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These cuties feed on insects, mainly termites. 

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Adults are approximately the size of a fox.

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Scientists used to think of them as solitary creatures, when in fact they are very family oriented.

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They live as families – two parents and their young pack.

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They are shy and nocturnal, sleeping in burrows during the day.

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Aardwolves communicate with each other through noises called chirps

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You wouldn’t know it looking at them, but they’ve got a fierce howl and a scary bark to intimidate predators.

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They are also great fighters when necessary.

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But they aren’t particularly fast runners, unlike their hyena cousins.

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Oh, did we mention they’re incredibly cute?

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Just look at those ears!

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In some areas in Eastern Africa, Aardwolves are persecuted by farmers who mistakenly believe that they prey on livestock.

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But these gentle creatures are actually benefit farmers because they eat termites that are detrimental to aardwolf is real

Aardwolves may be slow moving, but they may be the most adorable creatures most people don’t know even exist.

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