Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

Scientific name: Myrmecophaga tridactyla


Anteaters are mammals known as endentate animals with a long toungue and no teeth. Their long tongues are specially adapted to lap up 35,000 ants/termites each day. Giant Anteaters are the largest of 4 anteater species reaching eight feet long from the tip of its snout to the end of its tail. It is covered in grayish brown fur with white front legs, black stripes running from its chest to its back, and a large bushy tail.

Vulnerable (Inc. Bar)
  1. At Noah's Ark...

    Our Giant Anteater is called Emiel.

  2. We live...

    In the Viva South America enclosure, opposite the Vulture and Eagle enclosures.

  1. Size Fact

    Their tongue is at least 60cm long!

  2. Food Fact

    They eat ants and termites around 35,000 every day.

  3. Fun Fact

    Anteaters are also know as Ant Bears

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