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Giant aardvark

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Giant aardvark
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Urist likes giant aardvarks for their snout.

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Aardvark - Aardvark man - Giant aardvark

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 5,600 cm3
Mid: 280,000 cm3
Max: 560,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 19
Fat 16
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 22
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
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A huge monster in the form of an aardvark.

Giant aardvarks are the giant cousins of the common aardvark, found in savage tropical plains. Like their regular-sized brethren, they spawn individually and meander through the map, generally minding their own business. Despite being over 9 times the size of a dwarf, giant aardvarks are just as benign as their smaller cousins and will flee if confronted, making them unlikely to pose a threat unless cornered by your hunters.

Giant aardvarks can be captured with cage traps and trained into pets, possessing the standard value of a giant creature. A breeding pair can be used for a fortress's meat industry somewhat more efficiently than normal aardvarks, as their larger size makes them drop a larger quantity of meat, fat and bones. Giant aardvarks are exotic mounts, so you may see elves riding them into battle in the event of a siege.

Some dwarves like giant aardvarks for their snout and their long ears.