PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Sad news out of the Philadelphia Zoo.

The Zoo announced that AJ, a beloved male aardvark, passed away due to heart failure.

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AJ was 28-years-old and the oldest aardvark in the United States, according to the Philadelphia Zoo.

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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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