South America


 

Giant Anteater - Long Snout and Tongue, Bushy Tail

giant anteater

 

There are four species of anteaters found from Mexico down to South America. The largest of those is the giant anteater who can be located in the tropical forest and is approximately 3.5 to 4 feet (1-1.2 m) long. Its tongue can extend out to 24 inches (64 cm) in length and it is used to feed on ants, termites and other similar insects. It has no need for teeth!

 

Kinkajou - Noisy Nighttime Honey Bear

kinkajou honey bear

 

The kinkajou has the most useful tail of the panda/raccoon family that is up to 27 inches (68 cm) in length. This nocturnal animal (sometimes called a honey bear (it likes sweets)) uses its long tail to hold on to tree branches while its hands remain free to eat berries, mangoes, honey, and small insects.

 

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