Area of zoo
Forest, Savanna, Shrubland
- Tamanduas are small species of tree anteater
- Tamandua tongues can grow up to 40cm in length! Perfect for sucking up their favourite food of ants and termites.
- Tamanduas have strong foreclaws which they use dig into insect nests and to protect themselves.
Tamanduas are currently doing well in the wild, but they are sometimes hunted for meat, attacked by domestic dogs, or sold as a pet species