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It is a solitary animal found in Honduras to northern Argentina. It feeds mainly on ants and termites, sometimes up to 30,000 insects in a single day. The giant anteater is one of few taxa of mammals without any teeth even in a mature state!
Its found in many habitats, including grasslands, deciduous forests and rain forests in Central and South America.
This giant anteater was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.