giant anteater


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giant anteater

n.
A large tropical American anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) having an elongated narrow snout, long sticky tongue, and large shaggy tail.

gi′ant ant′eater


n.
a large tropical American anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, with a long, bushy tail.
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Noun1.giant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful clawsgiant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
genus Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophaga - type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear
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ARARE giant anteater has arrived at Chester Zoo, as part of a European endangered species breeding programme.
6) Oddly enough, akin to modernization that seems to wish to render the concierge extinct with "digicodes" and CCTV, the Giant Anteater is categorized as "near threatened" due to "habitat loss" ("Giant Anteater").
The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) population is decreasing, and this species has been classified as "vulnerable" (MIRANDA & MEDRI, 2010).
The largest functional richness losses may be yet to come because functional redundancy is low for many taxa including vulnerable species like the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla ) that now has no functional equivalent," Davis wrote in the study.
There will also be a new outdoor space for the pair of two-toed sloths, Tina and Rico, a new habitat for the giant anteater alongside the current capybara exhibit and improvements to the cheetah viewing yurt.
In addition, there is a growing expectation that if a giant anteater, which is thought to be extinct in Costa Rica, should be filmed, it will be a great achievement for the project.
This beautifully designed book includes excellent nature photography that shows off the diverse wildlife threatened with extinction, from lovely two-A-page spreads of a tiger, polar bears, or macaws in their natural habitats, to smaller but striking images of forest elephants, the gray whale, or the giant anteater.
In this study, T gondii antibodies were detected in 4 bird species (crested seriema, Cariama cristata; buff-necked ibis, Theristicus caudatus; picazuro pigeon, Patagioenas picazuro', and burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia) and in a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyld) for the first time.
From the end of last year to date, the ecological preserve in Cali - which is considered one of the best in Latin America - has welcomed a giant anteater, a lion, white-tailed deer, a titi monkey, lemurs, turtles, llamas, bears, baboons and antelopes.
A RARE and endangered baby giant anteater has been born in captivity in the UK.
Chris fulfils an ambition by meeting a giant anteater, as well as getting close to an orang-utan and a wild jaguar.
John also points out that a diet of giant anteater can apparently make you very popular with the ladies, but he advises us to steer clear of the sperm whale.