PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Sad news out of the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Zoo announced that AJ, a beloved male aardvark, passed away due to heart failure.READ MORE: Police: 3 Men Recovering After Triple Shooting In North Philadelphia
We’re saddened to announce AJ, our beloved male aardvark passed away due to heart failure. AJ was 28 yrs old & the oldest aardvark in the US pic.twitter.com/XYznTsXaz1
— Philadelphia Zoo (@phillyzoo) January 11, 2017
AJ was 28-years-old and the oldest aardvark in the United States, according to the Philadelphia Zoo.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 400-Acre Wildfire In Burlington County, New Jersey
The Zoo wrote on Facebook, “AJ will be remembered for his love of back rubs and his selective palate – although aardvarks are insect eaters, AJ preferred ants and termites over crickets and mealworms. He will be greatly missed by guests and staff alike.”
Rest in peace, AJ.
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