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Aardvarks' fate points to worrying consequences for wildlife, due to climate change

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(University of the Witwatersrand) Aardvarks prove to be highly susceptible to the warmer and drier climates that are predicted for the western parts of southern Africa in the future. During the study of a number of aardvarks by researchers of the Brain Function Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, all but one of the study animals -- as well as other aardvarks in the area -- died because of a severe drought, with air temperatures much higher than normal and very dry soil in the area.

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