Fast Facts: Aardvarks – Part VII

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope! I’m Carl Kerby and, today, we’re going to continue talking about God’s incredible creation – the aardvark!

So, how does the aardvark keep its tongue from drying out? Great question!  

The aardvark’s saliva glands are very different from ours. They’re huge and almost completely circle its neck. Plus, they produce a thick, sticky saliva which gives this amazing animal the ability to just keep on eatin’!  

As for the aardvark’s burrows, well, this animal takes underground living to a whole new level. It can dig a two foot tunnel in just fifteen seconds! That’s a digging machine!

The aardvark typically will make three different kinds of burrows:

1. For food

2.  For protection or resting (these burrows are scattered around their territory)

3.  For its home

At over nine feet deep and over forty feet long, the main burrow is huge! It also has more than one entrance and is large enough for a man to enter!

There are even more incredible facts we could learn about the aardvark, but, unfortunately, our time’s up. I hope to see you next time, though, with more Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then… stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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