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anteater

any of a group of ant-eating mammals that includes the spiny anteater, scaly anteater, Cape anteater (aardvark), and marsupial anteater.

anteater

1. giant anteater, see edentate.
2. spiny anteater, see echidna.
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Keeper Caroline Westlake said: "Tree-climbing anteaters are most active in the mornings and evenings, making Zoo Lates the perfect opportunity for visitors to see Tammy scaling the branches.
With a fondness of walking on the public walkways during the open night, her poor eyesight - a feature common to tree-climbing anteaters - has meant that she needed a bit of extra help to navigate the crowds.
The anteater is one of 15 stone animals that attract thousands of visitors a year to the Castle Street wall, which has been delicately repaired as part of a pounds 5.
Reports of the giant anteater were collected as a part of a larger study, the Honduran Program of Biological Monitoring, which took place in Honduras during December 2001-June 2005, and in which specific protected areas of Honduras were monitored for terrestrial mammals.
Testing was conducted by hemagglutination inhibition using the anteater influenza isolate (6).
It takes one year for the anteater to reach maturity, and they can grow up to 35 inches (88.
Here's the mascots participating Thursday: Peter the Anteater (UCIrvine); Scotty the Bear (UCRiverside); Musty the Mustang (Cal Poly); PowerCat (Pacific); Tuffy the Titan (Cal State Fullerton); Gunrock (UC Davis); Matty the Matador (CSUN); and Prospector Pete (Long Beach State).
Brenda Salveson of Rescue, California, a suburb of Sacramento, won a personal chef for two weeks for her recipe, Ants Hiding in a Log from the Anteater.
Unwilling to dart the anteater with a tranquilizer gun for fear of injuring the animal, Shaw and his team used long sticks to pin the critter down while staying away from its dangerous forearms and claws.
HER assertion that those who revered the scaly anteater had much in common with the admirers of Abraham and the worshippers of Christ caused disquiet in certain circles.
A preliminary giant anteater population-monitoring proposal was outlined based on aerial count data.
The thrust of Tompkins' activity is conservation, built around a 30-year management plan that foresees the eventual creation of another national park and the reintroduction of such species as the giant anteater, river otter and jaguar.