Lesser Anteater

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The southern tamandua* is a medium-sized anteater, though can vary considerably in size based on environmental conditions.

It has a head and body length ranging from 34 to 88 cm (13 to 35 in), and a prehensile tail 37 to 67 cm (15 to 26 in) long. Adults weigh from 1.5 to 8.4 kg (3.3 to 19 lb); there is no significant difference in size between males and females.

They have four clawed digits on the forefeet and five on the hindfeet, and walk on the outer surface of their forefeet, to avoid puncturing their palms with their sharp claws. The underside and the tip of the tail are hairless.

The snout is long and decurved with an opening only as wide as the diameter of a stick, from which the tongue is protruded.

* Also known as the Collared Anteater or the Lesser Anteate.
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Lesser Anteater

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The southern tamandua* is a medium-sized anteater, though can vary considerably in size based on environmental conditions.

It has a head and body length ranging from 34 to 88 cm (13 to 35 in), and a prehensile tail 37 to 67 cm (15 to 26 in) long. Adults weigh from 1.5 to 8.4 kg (3.3 to 19 lb); there is no significant difference in size between males and females.

They have four clawed digits on the forefeet and five on the hindfeet, and walk on the outer surface of their forefeet, to avoid puncturing their palms with their sharp claws. The underside and the tip of the tail are hairless.

The snout is long and decurved with an opening only as wide as the diameter of a stick, from which the tongue is protruded.

* Also known as the Collared Anteater or the Lesser Anteate.
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Lesser Anteater

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The southern tamandua* is a medium-sized anteater, though can vary considerably in size based on environmental conditions.

It has a head and body length ranging from 34 to 88 cm (13 to 35 in), and a prehensile tail 37 to 67 cm (15 to 26 in) long. Adults weigh from 1.5 to 8.4 kg (3.3 to 19 lb); there is no significant difference in size between males and females.

They have four clawed digits on the forefeet and five on the hindfeet, and walk on the outer surface of their forefeet, to avoid puncturing their palms with their sharp claws. The underside and the tip of the tail are hairless.

The snout is long and decurved with an opening only as wide as the diameter of a stick, from which the tongue is protruded.

* Also known as the Collared Anteater or the Lesser Anteate.
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  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

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