Aardvarks look a bit like pigs, with rabbit-like ears and a kangaroo’s tail – yet they are not related to any of these animals. In fact, one of their closest living relatives is the elephant!
A burrow is an underground tunnel or tunnel network created by an animal. Burrows provide a safe place to live out the way of predators or harsh weather conditions. Burrows can be created in a range of different habitats and substrates and can be simple, consisting of one tunnel with a single entrance or complex with many joining tunnels and multiple entrances.
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Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
Badgers are fantastic diggers. They live in family groups in underground homes known as setts. Setts can have many rooms, linked by tunnels and and are kept exceptionally clean.
In the wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them occupied, from foraging to reproduction to territorial defence. Captive rabbits, on the other hand, often lack stimulation, which can lead to behavioural problems and poor health.