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Anteater

No teeth

The anteater has no teeth. Instead, its large and sticky tongue, which can reach a length of up to about 24 inches, is used to capture and deliver food to its body. This tongue enables the animal to pull ants and other insects, such as termites, from their nests. 1)

Huge limbs

The front limbs of the anteater are primarily for burrowing in the ground. They have 4 claws, and with 3 of them being extremely strong and very large. 2)

Solitary

Anteaters live solitary lives for most of their lives and only pair up during the mating season. 3)

Pregnancy

Pregnancy in these animals lasts about 180 days and ends with the birth of 1 young. 4)

Snout

A typical and very peculiar feature of the appearance of an anteater is its snout. It is very long in relation to the rest of the body, and also in comparison with other animals of this type. This snout also ends in a relatively small mouth opening. 5)

anteater.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/01 05:47 by aga