The natural habitat of the anteater is in Central and South America. The giant anteater, which goes by the scientific name of mymecophaga tridactyla, favors grasslands and tropical forests, where ants are common. More »

According to National Geographic, anteaters swallow 35,000 ants and termites whole on a daily basis, and About.com states that they also eat other grubs and insects occasionally. Each anteater species has its own insect ... More »

The main predators of anteaters are big cats like mountain lions, jaguars, pumas and humans. Human hunters have been known to go after these normally shy animals for both food and sport. More »

According to "National Geographic" magazine, the natural habitat of the three-toed sloth is the rainforests of Central and South America. Their range extends from southern Mexico to central Brazil, though they are most h... More »

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The giant anteater, which is native to Central and South America, is the largest of the anteaters. It weighs about 45 to 86 pounds, and its body is usually between 3 and 4 feet long, with a bushy tail that is nearly as l... More »

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According to Encyclopædia Britannica, the anteater is a toothless, insectivorous mammal that lives in tropical areas of Central and South America and feeds mostly on ants and termites. Featuring a small mouth and a long ... More »

The squirrel monkey is a small species of New World monkey whose native habitat is in the forests and tropical jungles of Central and South America. Due to their small size, squirrel monkeys can only protect themselves b... More »