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The Cuddly Tamandua

When you think of cute animals I bet anteaters don’t make your top ten list. But I think they’re certainly worthy of consideration. One in particular is incredibly adorable. I present to you, the Tamandua.

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The Tamandua lives in Central and South America. It’s habitats range from Mexico to Peru.

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Their diet consists of ants and termites. It’s pretty strict because they have no teeth.

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They’re so cuddly that they’ve become a very popular exotic pet worldwide.

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Tamandua take to the trees when they feel threatened.
They rely on their digging claws to protect them from predators.

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In fact, their claws are so sharp they have to walk on the sides of their feet so they don’t injure themselves.

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They also produce a very distinctive musk that they use to mark their territory.

For more on the Tamandua check the video below.

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