scaly anteater

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Synonyms for scaly 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

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For its part, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) praised the recent conviction of the 12 Chinese poachers, but added that the offenders should still stand trial for carrying the carcasses of 2,870 pangolins or scaly anteaters found in the Min Long Yu's cargo hold.
Summary: Manila: The Philippine coast guard said Monday it had found hundreds of frozen scaly anteaters, .
Their imports included monkeys, giant scaly anteaters, snake and lizard skins, tiger and leopard meat.
Scaly anteaters are the only other animals known to have tongue tubes in their chests.
Other observers have reported that scaly anteaters extend their tongues about 50 percent of their body length.