The giant anteater owes its reputation to a shape that is worthy of the greatest science fiction films. Yet its body is the product of a extremely advanced evolution in response to a very particular ecological niche. It feeds mainly on ants, its interminable, arched snout allows it probe around insect nests in depth. It also possesses a tongue of the same length, sticky in order to dig out its prey.
Its feeding method makes it likely regularly to be besieged by armies of small, tropical insects, whose bite can cause severe pain. Its thick and dense fur protects it from all assailants. It is also equipped with extremely dangerous claws for anyone who approaches! This weapon allows it, among others, to keep at bay that South American super-predator, the jaguar.