1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Aard-wolf
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AARD-WOLF (earth-wolf), a South and East African carnivorous mammal (Proteles cristalus), in general appearance like a small striped hyena, but with a more pointed muzzle, sharper ears, and a long erectile mane down to the middle line of the neck and back. It is of nocturnal and burrowing habits, and feeds on decomposed animal substances, larvae and termites.