Scientific name is Myrmecophaga tridactyla Giant Anteater Found in Central America (Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica) and South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia).
If they are threatened they will run away, or stand up on their back legs, using their tail as a prop, and defend themselves with their strong front legs and claws. The tongue of a Giant Anteater can be up to 60 cm long. Interesting facts: Giant Anteaters are quite good swimmers.
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