Giant Anteater Slurps Some Snacks

Check out this video of Zola the giant anteater slurping up some snacks! Anteaters’ jaw bones are unlike other mammals.  Anteaters cannot open their mouths wide because their jaw bones are fused together. … 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.

Anteater Sunning

Giant anteaters enjoy sunbathing! Nico especially likes to bask in a sunny spot in the mornings. Anteaters have very slow metabolisms, so sunbathing helps them warm up their bodies more quickly after waking… more ›

How Do Anteaters Sleep?

When anteaters sleep, they sleep hard! All anteater species naturally have such slow metabolic rates that when they fall asleep, they enter a state of semi-torpor, which is similar to a brief and… more ›

Two’s a Crowd

Some Animals Prefer Social Distancing Primates are very social animals. We rely on each other for gathering resources, sharing knowledge, and providing comfort. But many other members of the animal kingdom are adapted… more ›

Giant Anteater Pumpkin Enrichment

Today we’re Bringing the Zoo to You by talking about giant anteaters! Giant anteaters have adapted to a unique lifestyle called myrmecophagy, meaning they primarily eat insects such as ants and termites! These… more ›