silky anteater


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Related to silky anteater: Cyclopes didactylus, Southern Tamandua
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Noun1.silky anteater - squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fursilky anteater - squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
Cyclopes, genus Cyclopes - only the silky anteater
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some of these include the emerald tree boa, the silky anteater, the golden cock-of-the-rock, the golden lion tamarin, and the hoatzin.
About the only time they are spotted in the wild is when someone cuts down a tree and a silky anteater gets up from the fallen trunk or limbs and walks away.
Because they are more arboreal than giant anteaters, tamanduas and silky anteaters feed mostly on ants and termites that nest in trees.