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. They provide a safe place to live away from predators and harsh weather conditions and can be created in a range of different habitats and substrates. They can be simple, consisting of one tunnel with a single entrance, or complex, with many joining tunnels and multiple entrances.
See which of our A-Z animals make burrows below and click the photos to find out more!
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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)
Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
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.
Beavers are social animals, living in large family groups of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings from the previous spring.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.
The Garden Skink is the most common skink found in suburban gardens around Victoria, Australia. It is found over most areas of the state except the semi arid northern and western regions. It lives in a variety of treed habitats.