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GIANT ANTEATER

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

It uses very  powerful claws to rip ant-hills and defend itself against jaguars.

WEIGHT : 18 to 60 kg

FOOD : It can eat 1000 insects a minute thanks to its 65 to 90cm-long tongue.

THREATS : Poaching (meat), car accidents, habitat destruction (fires, pollution).

RED LIST : Vulnerable

ECO-GESTURE : Do not use chemical fertilizers and produce your own compost with organic waste.

 

MORE INFO :

Family : Myrmecophagidae
Habits : solitary
Gestation : 190 days
Litter : 1 baby
Longevity : 25 years in captivity

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