Latest Giant Anteater Stories
A study using hidden motion-sensor cameras has revealed mammals' lives around some of the world's most remote forests.
In the Cerrado region of Brazil, four dogs trained to detect animal feces by scent are helping researchers monitor rare and threatened wildlife.
The Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, is the largest species of anteater. It is found in Central and South America. It is the only species in the Myrmecophaga genus. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats, including grasslands, deciduous forests and rainforests. It feeds mainly on ants and termites, sometimes up to 30,000 insects in a single day. Physiology The Giant Anteater is one of only two mammals without any teeth even in a mature state (the Pangolin being the...