Ant Eater

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While in Charleston, S.C., the aquarium was having a show on the Amazon. While walking outside, we came upon this creature which the staff was allowing to get some exercise and eat a few bugs. First time seeing an Ant Eater up close.

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Gil
 
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Beautiful Image.

There must be different varieties of Ant Eaters. The one at our zoo is huge.
 
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Gil,

That is a strange looking animal. I've never seen one either. It looks much more smooth-furred than I expected.

Very nice shot.
 
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Thank you every one for the nice comments. And, yes, we did watch it move for sometime. The front claws are curved so the animal walks on its knuckles, like a sloth. He uses his nose to smell out small insects. He found a few grubs and was very happy with his meal. Very slow in movement, but fascinating to watch.

Gil
 

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