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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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The zoo's field conservation manager, Cat Barton, explains: "Few long-term studies of giant anteaters have ever been carried out, making effective conservation actions for these unique-looking animals very difficult.
The Lynx used to be with the Anteater when she was searching for Bushman rice (termite larvae).
The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) population is decreasing, and this species has been classified as "vulnerable" (MIRANDA & MEDRI, 2010).
Oregon and UC Irvine have a common opponent as the Anteaters lost last month to Boise State, 71-64, at the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.
A blind anteater at London Zoo has been given the star treatment with her very own minder to point her in the right direction.
We will find out if the frozen scaly anteaters or pangolins, also known as balintong, were taken from Tubbataha Reef or from a nearby area in the Philippine territory," said Lieutenant Commander Armand Badillo, spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
We found 400 boxes containing anteaters aboard the vessel, and we are now determining where these came from," coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo told AFP.
Poachers are now targeting rare anteaters because of a growing demand for exotic animal pans for Asian traditional medicine.
Sightings of giant anteaters from this study were supplemented with records from published literature.
In March 2007, we documented the occurrence of influenza in giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla).
Brett Lauer scored all 15 of his points with first-half 3-pointers for the Anteaters (9-17, 6-7 Big West Conference), who never trailed after he made it 3-2 with his first basket.
Shaw, now a professor of wildlife biology at Oklahoma State University, wanted to know how many anteaters lived in that part of the Brazilian savannah, how they interacted with others of their own kind, and what they are.
Scaly anteaters are the only other animals known to have tongue tubes in their chests.
She says that anteaters are the only other animals that she knows to have tongues in their chests.
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.