The Life of Animals | Aardwolf | The aardwolf looks something like a small striped hyena. They have a slender snout, ears, used sharper in the hunt for termites, harvester, black vertical stripes on a coat of yellowish fur and a long, distinct mane along the midline of the neck and back pain, which is raised during a confrontation at the aardwolf appear larger. It is 55-80 cm (22-31 inches) long, excluding the bushy 20-30 cm (8-12 inch) tail, stands about 40-50 cm (16-20 inches) at the shoulder and weighs between 9 and 14 kg (20-31 lb). Its front feet have five toes, unlike other hyenas which have four toes. It has two glands at the back that secrete a liquid musk to mark territory and communicate with other aardwolves.
The aardwolf lives on open, dry plains and bushland, avoiding mountainous areas. Due to its special nutritional needs, the animal only in regions where termites of the family found Hodotermitidae occur. Termites of this family depend on dead and dry grass and are most populous in heavily grazed grasslands and savannahs, including farmland. Most of the time of the year aardwolves spend time in common areas, consisting of up to a dozen dens are the occupied for six weeks at a time. Aardwolves are shy and nocturnal, sleeping in underground burrows by day. At night aardwolf can consume up to 200,000 harvester termites using its sticky, long tongue. Unlike other hyenas, white aardwolves not catch or kill larger animals.
The adult is mainly aardwolf solitary confinement while in search of food, necessary because of the scarcity and homogeneous distribution of their prey. Young aardwolves usually reach sexual maturity after two years, and the incubation period varies depending on location, but is usually in the fall or spring. During the breeding season, unpaired male is aardwolves seek their own territory and the other to mate with a female. Dominant males mate with females and opportunistic less dominant neighboring aardwolves.