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    1. 1. Anteaters Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites.
    2. 2. Food habits Giant anteaters eat ants, termites and soft-bodied grubs. Using the long, sharp claws on their forelimbs, they open insect colonies and tree trunks. They then use the tongue to collect the eggs, larvae, and adult insects. The salivary glands secrete sticky saliva during feeding that coats the tongue. They only stay at one ant colony for a short period of time to avoid soldier ants, but giant anteaters can consume a few thousand insects in minutes. The tongue is attached to the sternum and moves very quickly, flicking 150 times per minute. They sometimes eat fruit and eggs.
    3. 3. Threats The jaguar and the cougar are known predators of giant anteaters. Anteaters use their immense front claws to defend themselves from predators, but their typical response to threat is to run away. Their size makes them invulnerable to all but the largest of predators, jaguars and cougars primarily. They are often killed by humans, either intentionally through hunting or unintentionally through collisions with cars.
    4. 4. Questions for you! Question what do anteater eat?
    5. 5. Answers they suck the ant and then swallow them.
    6. 6. Questions what is the habitat of a giant anteater?
    7. 7. Answers It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats, including grasslands, deciduous forests and rainforest. It feeds mainly on ants and termites, sometimes up to 30,000 insects in a single day.
    8. 8. question how long is a giant anteater?
    9. 9. Answers Species include the Giant Anteater length is about 1.8 m (6 ft) long including the tail

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