Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post about our pal the anteater. Yep, that’s right I said anteater. I know, we offer camel rides, petting zoos and anteaters? You betcha! Anteaters to zebras we have you covered from A to Z. All you have to do is give us a call if you’d like to discuss bringing one of our presentations to your event. On to the anteaters!
Anteaters are carnivorous mammals with a life span of about 14 years. They can weigh anywhere from 40 to 140 pounds and have a tail as long as 35 inches. Anteaters prefer grasslands and tropical forests. They are found in Central and South America. They are not known to be aggressive animals. If they feel threatened they will rear up on their hind legs, and use their claws to lash out!
The anteater is known for its long tongue with which it uses to lap up ants and termites. They have no teeth so they will swallow these insects whole. Their long sharp claws allow them to tear into anthills and with their long snout they will begin to work on their meal. An anteater will not destroy the anthills but hope to come back for another feeding. Ants will fight back giving an anteater painful stings as it’s feeding, that being said the anteater may only spend a minute on each hill.
Anteaters Roll Solo
Not known for being social anteaters are more of a solitary animal. They mate throughout the year and have a gestation period of about 190 days. Females will give birth to one offspring (pup) a year which typically weighs around 3 pounds.
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