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Myrmecophaga Tridactyla J.B. Hochstuhl.  Rainforests  Grasslands  mixed forest  semiarid regions of Central and South America.

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1 Myrmecophaga Tridactyla J.B. Hochstuhl

2  Rainforests  Grasslands  mixed forest  semiarid regions of Central and South America

3  ground-dwelling ants  Termites  army ants  fruit  Larvae

4  in  in  lbs. (males slightly heavier than females)  Small face  Small eyes  Long snout  Large front legs and front claws  Walk on knuckles to protect claws  Long bushy tail  Long coarse fur  Narrow body  Long tongue

5  at night, scrapes out a hollow hole in soil to sleep, or uses an existing burrow of another animal  when it sleeps, it curls its bushy tail around it self  -helps keep warm  -tail is almost as long as body

6  Warm weather

7  pumas  jaguars

8  Pregnant 6 months  Reproduce in 2-4 years  One offspring

9  solitary animals except for breeding pairs or mothers with offspring  ignore one another  territorial creatures  ranges of up to 10 square miles  claws are so sharp they are even able to kill a jaguar  Live up to 26 years in captivity

10  Put on in 1982  Cars  Hunting  Killing for items

11  The Sacramento Zoo works to educate the public  Recycling

12 1. When can they get pregnant? 2. Where do they live? 3. How long are their bodies? 4. How old do they get? 5. When were they put on the red list?

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