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Synonyms for anteater

toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites

small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

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Despite its size, the giant anteater feeds mostly on tiny insects and can devour up to 30,000 ants or termites in a day.
Therefore the Anteater used to place her pillow at the end of the
Tammy, a 12-year-old tree-climbing anteater, has become a much-loved face at the zoo, famed for her friendly nature, but her sight is not what it once was.
ly/14wsum4 ) they had removed the only male anteater from the enclosure in August, long before the six-month gestation period for baby Archie would have begun.
The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) has a distribution that extends from southern Belize through Central and South America with the southernmost distribution in Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Uruguay (Hall, 1981; Emmons and Feer, 1997; Reid, 1997; McCain, 2001).
Betty Webb; THE ANTEATER OF DEATH; Poisoned Pen $0.
The mouse that scurries 'skittle scattle scuttle' and the anteater that creeps 'prod, snuffle poke', the simple rhyming text bounds along with great energy over double page spreads.
High nucleotide identity (>99%) was found between the anteater isolate and human influenza virus isolate type A strain Tennessee/UR06-0119/2007(H1N1) and others from the United States isolated in 2006 and 2007 (data not shown).
Summary: A Tokyo Zoo has unveiled its latest arrival - a baby anteater who is a little bit wobbly on its feet.
Eight Big West mascots, including reigning champ Peter the Anteater, will compete for conference bragging rights this Thursday at ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney in Anaheim as they compete in the eighth annual Big West Mascot Mayhem.
The Anteater was framed--but if giant anteater Lucy didn't kill the man in her zoo enclosure, who did?
4%) of the "reverse" anteater sign in the calcaneonavicular group.
Galen Rathbun of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco describes elephant-shrews as part miniature antelope (with a bounding run and quick-to-stand babies), part anteater (hunting invertebrates), and part rodent (furry with a long tail).