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The Aardwolf feeds almost exclusively on the Trinervitermes species of termite, commonly known as the harvester termite.
The Aardwolf was originally classified in its own group, Protelidae, but was later moved to the hyena family due to genetic evidence.
The aye-aye searches for bugs to eat by rapidly tapping on wood with its long thin middle finger, in a manner similar to a woodpecker's bill.
Aye-aye populations suffer because of a Malagasy superstition that the aye-aye can kill people by pointing at them. The superstitious kill the aye-aye on sight.
The low incisors of the colugo are made up of short comb-like structures that are thought to be used for feeding and grooming.
The gharial is the only crocodilian that exhibits sexual dimorphism, which manifests as a bulb on the end of the male's snout.
Above are two phylogenetic trees showing the relationships between crocodilians. The one on top is morphological (appearance-based), while the lower is gene-based. There is a notable discrepancy between the two.
The hyrax's upper incisors grow into very small tusks, which are a visual link to its closest living relative, the elephant.
The thermoregulatory system of the hyrax is not typical for a warm-blooded creature. Their body temperature is variable, such that they must resort to sunning and huddling together to maintain regular body temperature.
As a defense mechanism, the pangolin can curl into a ball.
The giant pangolin can use the weight of its tail to balance and walk on two legs.
The Male Saiga grows ridged semi-translucent horns. Saiga populations suffer from some cultures' belief that these horns have medicinal properties.
The Saiga is a nomadic species that migrates seasonally and can travel over 70 miles in a day.
The solenodon is one of only a few venemous mammals. The solenodon's upper incisors are grooved, allowing venom to flow to the tip from a mandibular gland at the base. It is the only mammal to deliver venom this way.
The Solenodon's nose is attached to its face by means of a bone, known as os proboscis, which creates a socket joint. This allows the nose to bend like any other joint.
The hoatzin's unusually large crop causes it to be clumsy and unbalanced because it is heavy in the front half of its body.
The fermentation of leaves in the hoatzin's crop is a similar process to a cow's digestive fermentation. For this reason, the hoatzin smells like manure and is sometimes known as the stinkbird. Its unpleasant smell keeps the bird as an undesirable target for hunting or eating.