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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