Namibian Truck Driver Saves A Baby Aardvark From Under His Truck And Finds Him A New Home

A truck driver in Namibia couldn’t believe it when he found a baby aardvark curled up next to his tires

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He tried looking for its mother, but couldn’t find her anywhere

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The exotic animal was taken to ZURI orphanage, where he captured the hearts of the staff members

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The aardvark was named E.T. and given plenty of love. “It is a full-time job, much like a [human] baby”

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“They need to be fed every couple of hours”

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E.T. was also introduced to shelter’s rescue dogs, Spokie and Zarah

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At first the pooches were confused as to what kind of dog E.T. was, but quickly he became one of their pack

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“I don’t think ET realized he was an aardvark. I think he just assumed he was a dog”

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After 5 months at a rescue, E.T. was released back into the wild

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Still, the grateful aardvark “comes home every night” to visit his human ‘mom’ de Jager

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