Threatened species of Proteles cristatus

Other Names:
Threatened species of Aardwolf

Aardwolves live entirely on two species of termites. One of these species goes dormant during the cooler winter, so the aardwolves then switch to the other species for sustenance. This very restricted diet means the aardwolf has a very restricted range, entirely limited to areas where these two species of termites inhabit.


The aardwolf is considered as a "Data Deficient" species by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 3".

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST