Tamandua

The tamandua is at home both in trees and on the ground and its tail comes in handy for spending time in the trees.  A specialized mouth and tongue let tamanduas eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day!  Tamanduas do not have teeth to chew their food; instead, their stomach grinds the food after it is swallowed. A 16-inch-long sticky tongue with small barbs on it is just right for stealing ants and termites from their home.  Tamanduas can spray a foul-smelling secretion said to be four times more powerful than a skunk’s a giving them the nickname, "stinkers of the forest."  



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