Ant Eater

Discussion in 'Birds' started by gmaker1, May 22, 2005.

  1. 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
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful Image.

    There must be different varieties of Ant Eaters. The one at our zoo is huge.
     
  3. That's a cute animal! Didyou see him in action?
     
  4. Where can I buy one of these????
    nicely exposed shot.
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    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.
     
  6. Gil,

    Nice shot of an unusual animal! Thanks for sharing. :) :)
     
  7. 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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