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Have you ever heard of the Aardwolf?
When you think of the word aardwolf, you’d probably guess that it’s part aardvark, part wolf. It turns out, aardwolves are actually neither, they are, in fact, a part of the hyena family! Their only connection to aardvarks is that they both eat termites.
Aardwolves aren’t fast, and they aren’t the best fighters, but they do have some good tactics to scare away threats! An aardwolf’s mane isn’t always noticeable until it senses danger, they puff up their manes to appear much larger than they truly are to seem more threatening.
These animals aren’t very well known, but hopefully, they will be soon! They are just one example of the many remarkable animals out there that most people know nothing about!
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“Meet the Aardwolf: A Cute Animal You Never Knew Existed | National Geographic.” YouTube. National Geographic, 03 Sept. 2016. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4J6NsM2Cco>.