By: Reagan Kastner

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WildAbout: Anteaters!

Anteaters have many characteristics, some characteristics of an anteater are being really long or having bushy tails. Some other examples are having long claws, they also have 2 feet long tongues. Anteaters are so gifted. Anteaters have a lot of characteristics, they also have many body parts. Here are some examples of an anteater body

  • Eyes

  • Strong nose

  • Pointed nose

  • 2 feet long tong

  • No teeth

predators and food

Anteaters don’t have many animal predators but they do have lots of natural disasters that can really hurt an anteater. Some animal predators might include pumas and jaguars. Although these animals are really tough and strong, they only hunt an anteaters if they can’t find any other food. Anteaters defend themselves by getting on their hind legs and using their tail to stay balanced. Then the anteater swishes its claws in the air trying to scare the predator away. If the predator decides to fight the anteater will fight to. Anteaters have many foods on their menu, as you might have guessed,anteaters do eat ants. Although, they also eat lots of other foods like termites, bees, and beetles. But they normally eat ants and termites. Anteaters get their food by knocking down termite nests and ant nests with their body.
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where anteaters are living and types

Anteaters live in central and south america, they are usually live in grasslands, wetlands, and even forests.they also live in savannas. There are more than 1 type of anteaters, there are silky anteaters, giant anteaters, scaly anteaters, and pygmy anteaters. There are also some relatives to anteaters like sloths and armadillos.

How anteaters have their baby

1. First the female anteater finds a mate. Probably by smelling.

2. The mate stays with the female for a while. Then leaves.

3. About 6 months of waiting the baby comes!

4. One baby comes.

5. Climbs on moms back.

6. Grows up.

And that is how an anteater has a baby.

Help the endangered!

anteaters and other animals are becoming endangered! so when you see signs that are warning you about animals crossing don't ignore them. these signs are usually yellow.