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Different Types of Burrowers  

Many animals live in burrows, or underground dens, but some animals are known for their digging tendencies. Most of these animals, including moles and aardvarks, eat insects, but rabbits eat grasses and plants.

Burrower: Rabbit Image - Science for Kids All About the Burrowers

All about the burrowers, animals that have feet or claws that are designed for digging. Give them sand, earth or even rock-hard dirt and they’ll dig away.

Burrowers have feet or claws that are designed for digging. Give them sand, earth or even rock-hard dirt and they’ll dig away. Burrowers dig holes to make homes and protect themselves from predators. Moles and aardvarks also dig, dig, dig in search of their dinner.

Ruined Yard Caused by Moles Image

Moles make a mess in the yard. They dig long tunnels that damage flowers and plants.

Fun Facts about the Burrowers for Kids

  • Moles make a mess in the yard. They dig long tunnels that damage flowers and plants. They also leave piles of soil and holes everywhere.
  • Cottontail rabbits live in most parts of the United States. They live in underground burrows. Jack rabbits don’t burrow.
  • Aardvarks and anteaters are two different animals. Possibly the most famous aardvark is Mark Brown’s book and television character Arthur.
Cottontail Rabbits Burrowing Image

Cottontail rabbits live in most parts of the United States. They live in underground burrows.

Burrower Vocabulary

  1. Burrows: Underground dens
  2. Insects: Bugs
  3. Tunnel: Underground road or path
  4. Famous: Well-known
Arthur the Aardvark Image

Possibly the most famous aardvark is Mark Brown’s book and television character Arthur.

Learn More All About the Burrowers

Watch this amazing video all about the burrowers:

A video documentary about animals underground – burrowers.

Burrower Q&A

Question: Do burrowing animals hibernate?

Answer: No. Rabbits and moles live in cold places, but they don’t hibernate. Aardvarks live in Africa where it is warm.

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Question: Are burrowing animals dangerous?

Answer: They are generally peaceful, shy animals. However, they sometimes carry diseases and might bite and scratch if you tried to catch them. Leave burrowing animals alone.

 

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