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Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingu commonly known for eating ants and termites. Together with the sloths, they compose the order Pilosa. The anteater is extensively distributed in South and Central America, frequenting low swampy savannas, along the banks of rivers, and the depths of the humid forests, but is nowhere abundant.

Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

The giant Anteateris a subspecies of Anteaterthat can grow up to 4 feet (excluding the tail) in length. The giant Anteater(and the other subspecies) feed on ants and termites, and can consume over 30,000 insects, plus their eggs and larvae, in a single day. The giant Anteaters incredible tongue (which can be nearly 2 feet long) can be flicked in and out of the Anteaters mouth up to 150 times a minute.

Habitat destruction is the primary threat to giant anteaters. They are listed as a vulnerable species; it is estimated that there are only 5,000 in the wild, and only 90 in zoos across the United States.

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