Anteater, Giant

Anteater, Giant

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Vital Statistics


2 - 3 feet


65 - 140 lbs


Ants and termites, can eat small berries and soft fruit


Status: Vulnerable

Geographic Region

Grasslands and lowland tropical forests of Central and South America

At The Zoo

Faces of the Rainforest

Did You Know?

A giant anteaters tongue is 2 feet long and looks like a worm!  When eating, an anteater will move its tongue up to 150 times per minute, slurping up 35,000 ants per day!