|Behind the Scenes|
This is a fictional species of hairy, long-snouted Aardvarks which lived during the pleistocenic ice ages.
Unlike modern aardvarks, the mouth in this species is located at the base of the snout, not at the tip of it, and their bodies are covered in long shaggy fur which is brown in most individuals, and mixed with cream-colored patterns in others. Alternatively, some individuals are blue in coloration, but these have only been observed in the subterranean realm of Geotopia (and given that other Geotopian animals are likewise more colorful than their surface counterparts; seems to be a side effect of the crystals). They also have only three toes on their feet, while modern aardvarks have four. They appear to live in small family units.
- Ice Age (2002)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
- Surviving Sid (2008)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
- Ice Age Village (2012)
- Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
- In real life, there exist fossils of extinct Eurasian aardvarks from the Pliocene, and it's conceivable to imagine that they could have survived into the Pleistocene (although this is just speculation). It's also feasible to speculate that these Aardvarks could have been hairier than modern African ones, although their mouths probably looked similar to how a modern aardvark's mouth looks.
- It is worthy to note that there is no clear indication of where the Ice Age movies take place, other than that it's the northern hemisphere, as the animals migrate southwards to escape the cold. The presence of glyptodonts and ground sloths should definitely set it in North America, where no aardvarks have ever lived as far as we know. However, the series has also shown the formation of the North American continent as a result of Scrat's accidental sinking of Scratlantis, draining the ocean in that area, which means that the events of the previous films must have taken place somewhere else. There are also animals such as Macrauchenia, which in real life only lived in South America, and the presence of what appears to be Stonehenge is notable, although the short film Surviving Sid explicitly takes place in the U.S.A. as it shows the formation of the Grand Canyon. Given that the series has featured the breaking up of Pangaea as a very recent event, the discussion is probably rendered moot.