Arthur the… Aardvark?

When you only have two television channels (CBC and CTV), sometimes you have to watch Arthur. So Oliver and I sometimes watch Arthur. This got me wondering: what species is Arthur, anyway? It turns out that he’s an aardvark! This seems very odd to me, especially as Arthur has a dog, which you would think would be strange thing for an aardvark to have. But I suppose it’s no weirder a fact than that Arthur (the aardvark) can talk and walk and go to school. Hmmmmm.