This species of anteater extend their long, slender tongues (which can reach up to 40 cm in length) into anthills and use them to grab their prey, which consists primarily of ants and termites. They possess extremely powerful claws, which they sometimes use to destroy anthills. They mainly inhabit treetops, where they use their long and sturdy tails to move from branch to branch.
- Scientific Name
- Tamandua tetradactyla
- Order: Pilosa, Family: Myrmecophagidae
- Northern South America