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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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The Scaly ant-eater showed a phyto-association with Lantana camara, and Punica granatum for making its permanent burrows, and Dalbergia sissoo and Acacia modesta tree species for obtaining its insect food.
However, Rita Spurr, writing in The Lady in 1959, claimed that the vulture, beaver, leopard, ant-eater and raccoons were not added until 1931 and were the work of Alexander Carrick of Edinburgh.
If that's the case, why no place for the vole, ant-eater or sloth?
Even when the chirpy gauchos of the media pampas argue about such basic stuff as whether humankind began, on the African savanna, pure of heart, telling stories and singing songs (which is what Bruce Chatwin wanted to believe), or as killers of our own kind with a double-knuckled antelope humerus (which is what Robert Ardrey used to insist), they rely on the latest morbid scenario from a desert-crazed ant-eater who has dreamed up our distant past and his future glory on an Ice Age toenail or a tooth.
A whimsical animal with a turtle-like body and an ant-eater snout, the litter eater contained a tape-recorded message telling children: "I'm hungry, I need something to eat.
Fresh from 93 in the National League the previous day, he resumed greedily like an ant-eater returning to continue the plunder of a termites' nest discovered the night before.
She's even been given an ant-eater, an armadillo and a sloth by Brazil.
They include the ant-eater butler played by Noel's brother Michael - and a menagerie of oddballs played by Noel himself.