Colchester Zoo: Europe's oldest aardvark dies

2023-06-09 14:06:54  • 2 mins

Europe's oldest aardvark will be "greatly missed" following his death, a zoo has said.

Colchester Zoo's animal care team had noticed Afer had become less active in recent weeks and a vet was called on 3 June.

The 32-year-old was euthanised after the results of his blood test and his welfare were considered.

The Essex zoo confirmed the death of the father-of-five on its website on 8 June.

Aardvarks are found in savannahs, grasslands, woodlands, and bushlands in Africa and they are nocturnal creatures.

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