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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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Tammy the anteater, who is to be given her own minder at ZSL London Zoo.
Tammy, a 12-year-old tree-climbing anteater, has become a much-loved face at the zoo, famed for her friendly nature, but her sight is not what it once was.
Each of the boxes had 25 to 30 frozen anteaters, said Badillo, but did not give details such as the state of the frozen endangered species.
Four giant anteaters were reported during the Honduran Program of Biological Monitoring (Table 1).
A colony of 11 adult anteaters (7 males, 4 females) and 1 neonate was housed at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Anteaters opened the second half with a 14-6 run to build a 24-point lead, and the Matadors would get no closer than 22.
Simmons says that the anteaters and bats independently evolved tongues that met that challenge.
Currently, large known populations of giant anteaters in Brazil are restricted to a few sites, e.
IN reply to Robert Sinclair's excellent question (Your Views, March 11) concerning the dietary habits of anteaters on Noah's Ark, there is no big mystery.
In 2001, two London shopkeepers were jailed for operating a business that sold meat from monkey, anteaters and other animals.
The lucrative enterprise, which could easily have caused outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease as well as salmonella infections, involved protected monkeys and giant scaly anteaters being offered as part of an exotic menu of jungle dishes.