An aardvark has a nose of pig (snout), ears of a rabbit, tail of a kangaroo, the body of a bear... basically it has the best parts of all the animals which helps this living fossil adapt and survive! I created a great veterinary business and wanted to share some secrets of what I learned with other community minded individuals. I want the aardvark to be bipedal, human like too and likable. I was thinking the cover should have a picture of me (maybe in a labcoat and stethoscope or those attached) and then the drawn aardvark too (in labcoat and stethoscope?)
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AN AARDVARK
Grey Box Story:
An AARDVARK??! What better animal to demonstrate business principles! If you have never seen an Aardvark, you probably won’t believe it’s a real animal. Most people think of an ant eater but the aardvark is more closely related to an elephant or manatee than an anteater and is on the early hoofed animals! There are so many adaptions that have come from a process of convergent evolution. It almost looks like aardvarks took the best parts of several animals ignoring the extraneous parts.
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Early warning rabbit ears allow Aardvarks to run away quickly and avoid predators
The large nose are similar to a pig snout so the Aardvark can sniff out food from a long way away with more olfactory bulbs than any other mammal!
The hoofs have adopted into hard tough spades to dig
The tail is club like just like a kanagaroo and can be used as a club if you get too close!
The toes are webbed like a duck making this mammal a great swimmer!
The skin resembles bears and they are sometimes called the earth bear. Try striking through that hard skin!
Through a process of evolution to find out “what works”, the aardvark has been around for 23 million years and is not in any danger of leaving us anytime soon. There is much to learn from an aardvark!