Aardvarks only have an amount of short coarse hair. However, it has been suggested that the thickness of an aardvark’s hair may vary geographically. These creatures though they have very thick skin are often found to be sparsely furred. Aardvarks residing in places such as Southern Africa may have thicker fur on the legs, thighs, and flanks while aardvarks found in the rainforests are usually almost bald. The fur of an aardvark, itself generally looks grey or black; however the fur has been known to take on the color of the soil. Some aardvarks with sparse fur have yellow to white tinges in their coats. Baby aardvarks are actually born without any fur. As a result they spend time in the burrow for at least two weeks until it begins to grow fur.