The Aardwolf (“earth wolf”) resembles a thin striped hyena, but has a more slender muzzle and black vertical stripes on a yellowish fur coat.
It is a small, shy, nocturnal insect-eating mammal.
Unlike many of its carnivore relatives the aardwolf eats mainly termites but also other insects, larvae, and eggs.
Due to their specific food requirements, they are only found in regions where termites, especially harvester termites, occur. These shy, elusive animals may thus be spotted in Pilanesberg.