Now, research supported by the zoo points to another major factor in the demise of giant anteaters
- road deaths.
The giant anteater
(Myrmecophaga tridactyla) population is decreasing, and this species has been classified as "vulnerable" (MIRANDA & MEDRI, 2010).
A RARE and endangered baby giant anteater
has been born in captivity in the UK.
Four giant anteaters
were reported during the Honduran Program of Biological Monitoring (Table 1).
can be found in tropical forests as well as grasslands from Honduras and Guatemala to northern Argentina.
They also are home to several endangered animal species, including the northern bearded saki monkey, jaguars, giant anteaters
, the giant armadillo, and the ariranha or giant Amazon otter.
The population density of giant anteaters
(Myrmecophaga tridactyla) at Emas National Park in central Brazil was estimated to determine the most suitable method to monitor this population.
Other species found in the reserve include jaguars, caiman, capybaras, giant otters, giant anteaters
and an array of exotic birds, including the spectacular Hyacinth macaw.
The creatures we get to know a little better tonight include the golden mole of the Namib Desert - it "swims" through the sand - armadillos, pangolins and giant anteaters
The Ayoreo, an indigenous group, lives on the land, and the dry, hot acreage provides habitat for jaguars, giant anteaters
, and giant peccaries, an endangered wild pig.
The immense plains covered in grass taller than a man were crossed and regularly burned by bands of these and other Indian peoples hunting brocket deer (Mazama), armadillos (Dasypus), tinamous (Tinamus), tortoises and fresh-water turtles, iguanas, and the greatly appreciated giant anteaters
(Myrme-cophaga), a favorite dish of the Morcote Indians.
Currently, giant anteaters
do not live farther north than Guatemala.
Recent additions include the Puente al Sur (Bridge to the South), which introduces visitors to a host of Latin American animals, including giant anteaters
, an Andean condor and capybaras, the world's largest rodent; the Australian WalkAbout, a multi-species exhibit featuring kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies, and emus; and a walk-through aviary for Australian rainbow lorikeets.
He added: "Our capybaras live with some other South American amigos, including giant anteaters
and Darwin's rhea.
The virus has been found repeatedly in swine and has been detected in a dog, cats, turkeys, and domestic ferrets and in nondomestic animals, including skunks, cheetahs, and giant anteaters