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Giant Anteater

Myrmecophaga tridactyla


The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), also known as the ant bear, is a large insectivorous mammal native to Central and South America. It is one of four living species of anteaters and is classified with sloths in the order Pilosa. This species is mostly terrestrial, in contrast to other living anteaters and sloths, which are arboreal or semiarboreal.



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Indio Jones
Indio Jones 8 years ago

Captive or not, they are on my mind. Have a wildlife with sloths and anteaters, but I love to share online ! I would be honored if you might consider adding it to a featured mission titled "Lolla Pilosa".

James McNair
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James McNair

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2010
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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