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Giant anteater close encounter

On our  Pantanal trip last week we were exploring nature by car.
While driving we spotted a Giant anteater in the field. We slowly approached and where able to observe from a close distance. The giant anteater was very relaxed and in search for food. It provided great opportunity for observing and photograhing one of the most odd looking animals of the Pantanal.

Did you know:

An adult can weigh up to 40kg.
They have no teeth and use there tongue to eat. On average they can consume 20-30.000 ants or termites per day!
The body length can reach up to 2.2 meter and they can reach a lifespan of 16 years.
Their territory varies between 3-5 km².

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Giant anteater

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