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An anteater with strong claws and a long, powerful, prehensile tail. Its coat is fawn to dark brown, and in some individuals from the south-eastern part of its range there is a black or dark brown 'collar' running from the shoulders to the rump. The nose and tail only have very short, sparse fur. As with other anteaters, the nose and jaws are very long, the ears and eyes small, and the tongue can be extended 40cm from the mouth.
Savannah, scrub and wet or dry forest. South America east of the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina and Trinidad.
Spotted at the fantastic Fazenda Barranco Alto.