SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myrmecophaga tridactyla
HABITAT: Grasslands, rain forest, deciduous forests, and swamps of Central and South America.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Near Threatened
FUN FACT: The tongue of the Giant Anteater is attached to the sternum and can extend up to 2 feet outside of the mouth. It can be “flicked” 150-160 times per minute to gather food, allowing the Giant Anteater to eat as many as 30,000 insects per day
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