Sunday, March 07, 2004


Unlike the giant anteater, the lesser anteater, or tamandua (genus Tamandua), is arboreal as well as terrestrial. The two tamandua species are similar in size - about 1.2 metres (4 feet) long, including the almost hairless prehensile tail, which is used for climbing. They are often tan with a blackish �vest� around the shoulders and on the body, but some are


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