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Southern Tamandua closeup We were able to approach this Anteater quite closely as it doesn't seem to see and hear very good when its busy sniffing the earth in search of food. Don't be fooled by its cuteness though, they have nasty long claws that can cut you wide open. Anteater,Brazil,Pantanal,Southern Tamandua,Tamandua tetradactyla Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Southern Tamandua closeup

We were able to approach this Anteater quite closely as it doesn't seem to see and hear very good when its busy sniffing the earth in search of food. Don't be fooled by its cuteness though, they have nasty long claws that can cut you wide open.

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  1. Judging from your photos you must have had a most fantastic trip with some unforgettable encounters....great series! Posted 7 years ago
    1. I did, particularly the Pantanal was amazing. Such an overwhelming amount of wildlife and so approachable. Can't recommend it enough!

      I'll continue to share a few per day, soon I'll get to the Amazon pics.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. OW how I wish....I really hope to go there some day.
        And in the mean time I keep enjoying your photos!
        Posted 7 years ago

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The southern tamandua, also called a collared anteater, or lesser anteater , is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites and bees. It has very strong foreclaws that can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself.

Similar species: Anteaters And Sloths
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Oct 27, 2011. Captured Oct 27, 2011 20:31.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 500mm