Aardvarks Revisited- Varmints! – 83



The Varmints! podcast takes another look at those weird and wonderful aardvarks on today’s rerun. We “dig” these giant insectivores and we know you will too! Enjoy!

“I”m an aardvark, strong and freeeeee… Zzzzz.”

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Aardvarks are a “keystone” species because their burrows provide homes for lots of other animals. Here is a video courtesy of YouTube user 5050 Community that will tell you all about it. We are placing it here at the time when they begin to discuss their burrows, but we encourage you to watch the whole thing.

Can you dig it?

Aardvarks in the wild eat a LOT of bugs (and we mean a LOT), but this is not possible to manage in a zoo. How do they manage them in captivity? Turns out they are pretty easy to care for, here’s a great piece from Zutrition.com that will tell you all about it.


Dat face!

Did you know Arthur on PBS is an aardvark? Go figure! Here’s the theme song, courtesy of YouTube user DCPFAN.

Just how many ants does it take to make a good sandwich anyway? Video courtesy of YouTube user Wouter Verboom.

It takes 200,000 ants just to make a decent sandwich!

Now you know a bit more about aardvarks than you did this morning! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, volunteer your rugrat to say something on our podcast, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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Music used:
“News Theme”
“Sneaky Adventure”
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
“Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.