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Giant Anteater

Meet Benny and Demo, our giant anteaters! Learn more at the Abilene Zoo.

Fast Facts

A giant anteater's tongue is 2 feet long and can flick in and out of its mouth 150 times per minute.

Giant anteaters can eat as many as 30,000 ants or termites in a single day!

Anteaters have no teeth! They rely entirely on their sticky tongues to collect ants and bugs that they swallow whole.

The front claws of a Giant Anteater can grow up to 4 inches. When threatened, the Giant Anteater will stand up on its hind legs and swipe at the threat with its long front claws!

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