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Giant Anteater

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Description:

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!

Habitat:

Its found in many habitats, including grasslands, deciduous forests and rain forests in Central and South America.

Notes:

This giant anteater was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.

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10 Comments

Jackson C.
Jackson C. 7 years ago

It's so Big!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

That's a good question! They eat ants, termites, larvae, and some other adult insects, sometimes fruits. So maybe is not only ants what makes them full.

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

Makes me wonder though ,how does his stomach get full eating ants only?

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

Makes me wonder though ,how does his stomach get full eating ants only?

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

It is bizarre, but is extremely beautiful! Have you guys seen his tongue?

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

make me always laugh...so bizarre (but cute the same time ;))

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

I tried many times to see these in Brazil and Guyana with no luck.
You have some amazing photos!

Vindie
Vindie 10 years ago

wow ! es inmenso !!!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Yes! They are amazing, but they can be really dangerous too!

peter
peter 10 years ago

This guy is so awesome!

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Barranquilla ZONA FRANCA, Atl√°ntico, Colombia

Spotted on Sep 24, 2010
Submitted on Mar 2, 2011

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