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2011-08-16 12:20:00

A study using hidden motion-sensor cameras has revealed mammals' lives around some of the world's most remote forests. The researchers sought to collect data on mammals living in seven different forests locations. Dr Jorge Ahumada of the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM) at Conservational International and colleagues captured over 50,000 images of 105 species that ranged from three-ton elephants to a 26-gram Linnaeu's Mouse Opposum. Protected regions in Uganda,...


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Northern Tamandua, Tamandua Mexicana
2012-07-06 15:44:32

The northern tamandua (Tamandua Mexicana) is a small anteater that can be found from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and to the edge of the Andes mountains. Its range also includes Venezuela, Ecuador, and Columbia. In these areas, the northern tamandua prefers a habitat within forested areas including mangrove swamps and evergreen, deciduous, cloud, and secondary forests. There are currently four recognized subspecies of this anteater. The northern tamandua is considered a...

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2006-12-12 13:58:15

Southern Tamandua or Lesser Anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla, is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites and bees. It has very strong fore claws that can be used to break insect nests or to defend. Geographic Range Tamandua tetradactyla is found in South America from Venezuela and Trinidad to northern Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay...

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2006-12-12 13:54:46

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...

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2006-12-12 13:47:47

Silky Anteater or Pygmy Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a species of anteater from Central and South America. It ranges from extreme southern Mexico south to Brazil and possibly Paraguay. It is the only species in the Cyclopes genus and the Cyclopedidae family. It is the smallest member of the anteaters, with total length ranging from 14.71 to 17.72 in (360 to 450 mm) and usually weighing less than 14.11 oz (400 g). It has a dense and soft golden brown fur, short snout, prehensile tail...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'