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  Anteater - info and games
Anteaters are the 4 mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua, commonly known for eating ants and termites.
Giant Anteater: The largest representative of the group is the Giant Anteater, or Ant-bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), measuring 4 feet (1.2 m) in length without the tail, and 2 feet (60 cm) in height at the shoulder.
The Silky Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a native of the hottest parts of South and Central America, and about the size of a rat, of a general yellowish color, and is exclusively arboreal.
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 ANIMAL BYTES - Giant Anteater
Giant anteaters tend to pursue the larger bodied social insects, while tamanduas and silky anteaters tend to prey on smaller insect fare.
While the giant anteater has five digits on each foot, their first digit is reduced and the second and third digits exhibit the long claws.
Anteaters are able to detect insects with their powerful sense of smell, 40 times that of man.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/xenarthra/giant-anteater.htm   (745 words)

  
  Giant Anteaters | Animal Facts | Fresno Chaffee Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The three other anteater species in the family are the semi-arboreal Tamandua and the completely arboreal Silky Anteater.
The tamandua's scent is so strong that the natives have nick-named it "stinker of the forest." The sense of smell is important to all anteaters, the species of ants and termites are identified by smell before the nest is ripped open.
The mouth of anteaters is very small, barely big enough to pass a pencil, but the tongue is very long, protrusible to 24 inches.
www.fresnochaffeezoo.com /animals/giantAnteater.html   (957 words)

  
  Anteater - MSN Encarta
The pygmy anteater is the smallest species of anteater, ranging from 32 to 52 cm (13 to 20 in).
The two species of lesser anteaters are the size of a large domestic cat and have short, coarse, tan to flish hair, usually with a fl band around body and neck.
Both the pygmy and the lesser anteaters are predominantly nocturnal and walk on the sides of their front feet because of the length of their claws.
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 Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
The Giant anteater has a long, thin tongue that it uses to extract ants from their mound.
The Giant anteater can be found in large parts of southern Central America and the northern and central parts of South America.
A keen sense of smell is critical for the Giant anteater.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Giant_Anteater.asp   (265 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Anteater
Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites.
The largest representative of the group is the giant anteater, or ant-bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), an animal measuring 4 feet (1.2 m) in length, excluding the tail, and 2 feet (60 cm) in height at the shoulder.
The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a native of the hottest parts of South and Central America, and about the size of a rat, of a general yellowish color, and exclusively arboreal in its habits.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ant-eater   (679 words)

  
 Giant Anteater
Giant anteaters are found in Central and South America in a wide range of habitats from savanna to montane and tropical rainforests.
The anteater's mouth is a small opening at the end of a long snout on an elongated head.
Anteaters walk on the outer surface of the last finger -- they appear to be walking on their knuckles, protecting the claws.
www.hilozoo.com /animals/A_anteater.htm   (487 words)

  
 Amazon Animals mammals - anteater natural history
There are four species of anteaters in the Amazon: the giant anteater which is terrestrial, and two species of tamanduas and the pygmy anteater, which are arboreal.
The anteater's most remarkable adaptation is arguably its skull, in which the lower jaw is entirely fused with the upper, preventing the animal from opening its mouth at all.
The anteater is extinct in some places and, although it is not regularly hunted for food, people kill the anteater out of ignorance or for sport.
www.junglephotos.com /amazon/amanimals/ammammals/anteaternathist.shtml   (711 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
Cyclopes didactylus, known as the pygmy anteater, is the smallest of the family (about the size of a squirrel) and is covered with golden-brown fur.
Tamandua tetradactyla, the lesser anteater, is the size of a large domestic cat and has short, coarse, tan to flish hair, usually with a fl band around body and neck.
Both the pygmy and the lesser anteater are nocturnal and walk on the sides of their front feet because of their claws.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/anteater.html   (290 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - anteater (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
The arboreal two-toed anteater (Cyclopes) is the size of a squirrel and has a prehensile tail and silky yellow fur.
The banded anteater of Australia is a marsupial; the spiny anteater, also of Australia, is a monotreme related to the platypus.
True anteaters are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Edentata, family Myrmecophagidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/anteater.html   (303 words)

  
 Anteater Information
Anteaters are mammals of the order Xenarthra and the family Myrmecophagidae, commonly known for eating ants and termites.
The largest representative of the group is the Giant Anteater or Ant-bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla or jubata), an animal measuring 4 feet (1.2 m) in length without the tail, and 2 feet (60 cm) in height at the shoulder.
The Silky Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a native of the hottest parts of South and Central America, and about the size of a rat, of a general yellowish color, and exclusively tree-dwelling.
www.junglewalk.com /info/Anteater-information.htm   (547 words)

  
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Anteaters consume a wide range of ants, not just fire ants and, except for the giant anteater, live in trees and usually eat ants that nest in trees.
Also, anteaters are tropical and would not survive cold weather as well as fire ants do.
Importing anteaters as biocontrol agents of the RIFA is an idea based on comic strips, not scientific observations.
www.lycos.com /info/anteater--giant-anteater.html   (569 words)

  
 Giant Anteater
The anteater will rip open a termite hill with its clawed hand and work its tubular snout into the opening, sticking its long, worm-shaped tongue down into the heart of the colony and trapping the insects on its tongue’s sticky coating.
The mother anteater carries her single offspring on her back for a considerable length of time, even though the baby anteater is capable of a slow gallop four weeks after birth.
Docile and inoffensive by nature, the anteater’s principal enemies are the puma and the jaguar.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/giantant.htm   (199 words)

  
 Research & Resources: Species Profiles - Giant Anteater
All anteater species defend themselves by rearing up on their hind legs and using the claws on their forefeet for protection.
The giant anteater has a dark and shaggy coat, with a white stripe along the shoulder and fl bands around the wrists.
The giant anteater digests the insects using a series of growths inside its mouth, as it has no teeth.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /resources/forest-facts/species-profiles/anteater.html   (374 words)

  
 Ovidiu Predescu's Weblog: Anteater Archives
Anteater is a testing framework for HTTP and SOAP applications, built as an extension of Ant.
Anteater embeds a full blown servlet container (Tomcat 3.3), which is used to receive incoming HTTP requests.
Anteater tasks' behaviour is now configured through properties of the group to which the task belongs.
www.webweavertech.com /ovidiu/weblog/archives/cat_anteater.html   (872 words)

  
 ProfZone Anteater
anteater --filter-file=maillog.1 --analyse-all --domain=profzone.ch --dateformat=d.m.y --syslog-year=2000 --aliases-scramble --filter-syslog > screenshot1.txt
anteater --filter-file=maillog.1 --filter-syslog --analyse-all --domain=profzone.ch --dateformat=d.m.y --syslog-year=2000 --aliases-scramble --ascii-width=100 --report-ascii-file=./screenshot2.txt
anteater --filter-file=maillog.1 --filter-syslog --analyse-all --domain=profzone.ch --dateformat=d.m.y --syslog-year=2000 --aliases-scramble --report-html --report-html-file=./screenshot3.html
anteater.drzoom.ch   (369 words)

  
 San Francisco Zoo | Animals | Giant Anteater
The giant anteater is the largest of the four species of anteaters, and differs greatly from the others in appearance.
Giant anteaters are native to the swamps, grasslands and humid forests from Southern Belize to Northern Argentina, and are members of the last living group of animals to have evolved in South America when it was an isolated island continent.
At the Zoo, the anteaters are fed a diet of ground dog chow, ground horsemeat, dried cottage cheese, bananas, hard-boiled eggs, vitamins and a mineral mix.
www.sfzoo.org /cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=29   (669 words)

  
 anteater. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The arboreal two-toed anteater (Cyclopes) is the size of a squirrel and has a prehensile tail and silky yellow fur.
The banded anteater of Australia is a marsupial; the spiny anteater, also of Australia, is a monotreme related to the platypus.
True anteaters are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Edentata, family Myrmecophagidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/an/anteater.html   (263 words)

  
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The pygmy anteater is the smallest species of anteater, ranging from 13 to 20 inches.
When threaten the silky anteater stands on it's hind legs grasping the limbs of the tree with both it's prehensile tail and hind legs.
They are very difficult to find in their natural habitat The silky anteater is arboreal and very rarely descends to the ground.
www.lycos.com /info/anteater--tail.html   (381 words)

  
 Silky Anteater
The silky anteater is also known as the pygmy anteater, dwarf anteater, or two-toed anteater.
The tail of the silky anteater is long and prehensile, which means it can hold onto branches and swing using its tail.
The silky anteater can usually be found in ceiba (silk cotton) trees, which provide excellent camouflage for these silky, golden-coloured animals.
www.robstewartphotography.com /facts/Silkyanteater.asp?i_id=642   (404 words)

  
 anteaters
The claws of the anteater's front feet are hooked backward and serve the animal for ripping into ant and termite nests.
The anteater's body is from 4 to 6 feet long, with course hair and a long, wide tail.
The tamandua is a tree-dwelling relative of the giant anteater.
www.vibrationdata.com /anteaters.htm   (345 words)

  
 Anteater: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
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 Giant Anteater   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anteaters lack teeth and feed mostly on ants and termites.
The giant anteater is the largest and best-known species of anteater.
Some giant anteaters grow over 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length, including a tail measuring about 3 feet (0.9 meters) in length.
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 Silky Anteater
This slow-moving anteater is nocturnal and almost never descends to the ground.
In defense, the silky anteater will stand on its hind legs, grasp tree limbs with its hind feet and prehensile tail, and strike an aggressor with its large claws.
One young is born and placed in a nest of dry leaves in a hole in a tree trunk.
www.ben.edu /museum/silky_anteater.asp   (219 words)

  
 Anteater. The anteater really lives up to it's name. In order to reach its food,the anteater scratches a hole in an ...
In order to reach its food, the anteater scratches a hole in an anthill with a sharp, curved claw.
Anteaters eat several kinds of insects, but ants and termites are the animals main food.
The anteater lives in tropical forests and grasslands of Central and South America.
www.planet-pets.com /plntante.htm   (241 words)

  
 Anteater - Digital Press Online
Anteater had its fifteen minutes of fame on the old Starcade television show hosted by ultra-smarmy emcee, Geoff Edwards.
We wanna play ANTeater.” Even more perplexing was the fact that the goofy kid that simply couldn’t shout “Anteater” fast enough then handed the business of actually playing the game over to his somewhat less goofy younger brother.
Anteater’s only recourse against the spider is to slurp up one of two queen ants at the very bottom of the anthill.
www.digitpress.com /reviews/anteater.htm   (541 words)

  
 Anteater
To reach its food, the anteater scratches a hole in an anthill with a sharp, curved claw.
Anteaters usually live alone, but females are sometimes seen with young.
A female silky anteater may leave her young hidden in a tree nest of dry leaves while she looke for food.
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 Anteater - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Anteater, common name for any of four insect-eating mammals of Mexico, Central America, and South America, which have a long head with a long,...
Pangolin, also scaly anteater, common name for certain mammals native to Asia and Africa that are almost entirely covered with brown, horny,...
Echidna, also called spiny anteater, common name for a type of egg-laying mammal (Monotreme).
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