Six Ways of Looking at an Anteater

Giant anteater swimming (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

7 October 2022

Giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) are related to sloths and are native to Central and South America. True to their name they eat ants and insects and their bodies are formed for that lifestyle, including a long snout and tongue and powerful claws for digging out insects.

Here are six ways of looking at an anteater.

Giant anteater foraging (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Giant anteater emerges from tall grass (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Giant anteater sticking out its tongue, Detroit Zoo (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Giant anteater sleeping (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Giant anteater mother carrying baby on her back

Learn more about giant anteaters at Wikipedia.

(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)

1 thought on “Six Ways of Looking at an Anteater

  1. Thank you for the post. Incredible pictures of an interesting animal. Always learn something from your posts! 🙂

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