Aardvark is also as African Antebear or anteater or Cape anteater. The name comes from earlier Afrikaans (erdvark) and means "earth pig" or "ground pig" (aarde earth/ ground, vark pig), because of its burrowing habits. The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata. Aardvarks live in sub-Saharan Africa, where there is suitable habitat for them to live, such as savannas, grasslands, woodlands and bushland, and available food (i.e., ants and termites). The only major habitat that they are not present in is swamp forest. the only fruit eaten by aardvarks is the aardvark cucumber.