The Anteater lives in the savannas and grasslands of Central and South America. The mammal feeds primarily on ants and termites. To get them out of their nests, the anteater bores in with its long snout, then sticks out its 60 cm long sticky tongue. Anteaters also have a bushy tail that looks bigger than it actually is due to the long hair.
Anteaters are part of the Xenarthra order and have more vertebral joints than other mammals.