How common are Aardvarks?
by davidbygott moderator
They are commoner than people think, because they are completely nocturnal, thus seldom seen. When I used to drive cross-country through this study area, I always seemed to be dodging (or hitting or getting stuck in!) the deep holes that they dig. I would not be surprised if there was about 1 aardvark per sq km., or even more, but don't quote me. I don't know that anyone has tried to estimate their density in Serengeti - maybe this could be extracted from the Snapshot Serengeti data?!