World Anteater Day 2021

Today We Are Celebrating World Anteater Day! Reid Park Zoo is deeply connected to anteater care and conservation. It is our logo, after all! We are home to two species of anteater, the giant anteater and the southern… more ›

Anteater Discovers a Rotting Log

Nico the giant anteater has encountered an anteater delicacy: an old rotting log! Anteaters use their long claws and strong forelimbs to rip into logs like this in pursuit of delicious insects.

Anteaters & Highways Update: Meet Baby Sue

Giant Anteater Conservation Program is Rehabilitating a New Anteater Baby Reid Park Zoo is a proud supporter of the Anteaters and Highways project, which is working to protect anteaters and their habitat throughout… more ›

Anteater Goes Hunting for Bugs

Today Nico the giant anteater had a busy morning of hunting for bugs! Anteaters use their long sharp claws to dig into logs, dirt, and termite mounds to find delicious buggy snacks.

Do Tamanduas Smell Bad?

If you were to ask one of our animal care staff what single thing stands out most when cleaning up after tamanduas and giant anteaters, they might answer that it’s the smell! Both… more ›

Anteater’s Relatives

What are anteater’s closest relatives? We get this question a lot, and the answer is surprising! Anteaters are most closely related to armadillos and sloths in the superorder Xenarthra. This group of animals… more ›

Tongue Out Tuesday!

Why do these anteaters have their tongues out? It’s because they’re yawning! Like many mammals, anteaters extend their tongues when yawning. Since anteater’s tongues are so long and thin, it makes quite an… more ›