Anteaters have sharp hooked claws (up to 10 cm long), with their help they are well protected from enemies (with such claws, at one stroke an anteater is able to gut the dog, even jaguars prefer not to contact them).
Anteaters feed mainly on ants and termites, they also feed on palm fruits, thereby extracting vitamins.
Anteaters do not have teeth (their stomach and without teeth are capable of grinding food).
The birthplace of the anteater is South America.
A giant anteater – the largest anteater, a dwarf anteater – the smallest.
A giant anteater, unlike a dwarf anteater, can not climb trees.
The giant anteater has the longest tongue among all land animals (the length reaches 60 cm).
For a day, a giant anteater can eat 30,000 ants (it releases its language at a rate of 160 times per minute).
Giant anteater is listed in the International Red Book.
Dwarf anteaters are sometimes kept as pets in their habitat (but they do not tolerate staying in captivity). Dwarf anteaters eat 100 to 8000 ants a day.
Anteaters have a weak hearing and vision, but an excellent sense of smell.