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Anteater
Name: Anteater, Family Myrmecophagidae

Description: Probably the oddest looking mammal known. Anteaters have a very long, tube-like head ending with it's mouth and nose. Long body with bushy tail. Adults grow to be between 6 and 8 feet long and from 65 to 140 pounds in weight.

Location: Mexico, Central America, and tropical South America.

Special Features:

  • Tongue can grow up to two feet
  • Four toes on each front paw
  • Giant anteaters tend to be solitary animals
  • Light sleepers
  • Mostly diurnal
  • Diet: Ants and Termites.

    Neat Fact: Giant anteaters rarely make sounds.

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