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Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Slurp! When feeding, giant anteaters will flick their tongue 150 times per minute.

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Grasslands, swamps and forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
40-85 lbs
Height: 3-4 ft

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DIET:
Insects and fruits

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PREDATORS:
Mountain lions and jaguars

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp front claws

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REPRODUCTION:
190-day gestation; sexually mature at 3 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 25 yrs in human care

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