Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

Scientific Name

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Range

Central and South America

What do they eat?

Insectivore; ants, termintes, other insects, occasionally fallen fruit

Status

Vulnerable and decreasing

Lifespan

Up to 14 years

Conservation Threats

Habitat loss and very susceptible to grassland fires


Get Closer with Wild Encounters!

Did you know you can feed Dee Gee?
Learn about this weird and wild animal, and then feed him a snack yourself at our Giant Anteater Wild Encounter!  The encounter is offered every Tuesday at 11 am!

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