The Latin names of animals consist of two words, describing the genus and the species. That of the aardvark is Orycteropus afer. Above this, all living creatures are classified into “families”, “orders” and “classes”. All mammals fall within the class, mammalia and the aardvark is the only living species within the order Tubulidentata. (To put that into perspective think that all carnivores on earth such as dogs, cats, bears etc fall into the single order carnivora, or the number of monkeys and other primates – including us humans – that are all classified as order: primata).
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ZURI - A beautiful place...
3 hours 49 minutes ago
a family photo...
14 hours 59 minutes ago
Gertie is a dog...or wants to be a dog... or wants to sleep with the dogs... or wants to look like the dogs... I am trying hard to keep her an aardvark....
LOL... looks like fun! Shared by Happy Tails with the link to Gertie's Happy Tale http://www.happytailsmagazine.co.za/happy-tales/gerties-story/
11 hours 42 minutes ago
Hulle broei mekaar net lekker warm. Waarom dan alleen slaap? Hulle is kosbaar.
9 hours 37 minutes ago
Such a cutie
7 hours 51 minutes ago
Gertie is not stupid! Very clever aardvark!
14 hours 43 minutes ago
ZURI Orphanage has a new orphan... Barney the barn owl baby...Thank you Helga for finding him and trusting us to take care of him...
Nina Joubert you've gone back to your expertise! first Tou-Tou now this little one. Good luck with everything <3
1 - 4 days 11 hours ago
A Night Owl !! Beautiful ! And " Barney " a cute appropriate name ... his future looks brighter now that he is being taken care of ... I hope the cats will not see him as a prey...and that they will develop this special inter speçies bond without preset boundaries
5 days 46 minutes ago
Very cute. Keep us posted about his progress. Thank you so much for helping our animals
5 days 3 hours ago
Nina and Amigo and a porcupine...Amigo has to learn early in life about porcupines and quills....
6 days 3 hours ago
A "foam" party at ZURI... The dogs felt that they needed a new bed...
A special moment at ZURI...