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This species is, like its name suggests, the largest of the living anteaters in the world. Their sticky tongues can measure up to 20 inches long.
Weight: 40 to 86 pounds; Head to body length: 3.2 to 3.9 feet; Tail length: 2 to 3 feet
Primarily ants and termites, and soft-bodied grubs
Tropical moist forests, dry forests, savanna habitats and open grasslands
Range in the Wild:
Central and South America
Listed as Vulnerable. Major threat is habitat loss.
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