Animal Size

Aardwolf size: How big do they get?

How big does a Aardwolf get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus) reaches an average size of 70.1 cm (2′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 25 years, they grow from 275 grams (0.61 lbs) to 8.29 kg (18.28 lbs). A Aardwolf has 2 babies at once. The Aardwolf (genus: Proteles) is a member of the family Hyaenidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Aardwolf is  (2' 4

The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is an insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa. Its name means “earth-wolf” in Afrikaans and Dutch. It is also called “maanhaar-jackal” (Afrikaans for “mane-jackal”), “Nxi” by the Nama people, “ant hyena”, “termite-eating hyena” and “civet hyena”, based on its habit of secreting substances from its anal gland, a characteristic shared with the African civet. The aardwolf is in the same family as the hyena. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. It eats insects and their larvae, mainly termites; one aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites during a single night using its long, sticky tongue.The aardwolf lives in the shrublands of eastern and southern Africa – open lands covered with stunted trees and shrubs. It is nocturnal, resting in burrows during the day and emerging at night to seek food.

Animals of the same family as a Aardwolf

We found other animals of the Hyaenidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Aardwolf

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Aardwolf:

Animals with the same litter size as a Aardwolf

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Aardwolf:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Aardwolf

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Aardwolf:

Animals with the same weight as a Aardwolf

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proteles cristatus: