- They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern Brazil, just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed creatures.
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Jul 30, 2014 · They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern...
Jul 31, 2014 · They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern...
Jul 25, 2014 · Washington (AFP) - Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with...
Mar 06, 2021 · Anteaters have claws about four inches long, and they use them to rip open rock-hard termite mounds. That is some serious power. They also don’t look terribly threatening, about the size of a collie dog with a goofy looking snout and no teeth at all, which might mistakenly lead someone to believe it’s an approachable, harmless animal.
- Their tongues are ridiculous. They start at the anteater’s breastbone and can extend up to two feet long. Their tongues are also covered in backward-facing spines and super-sticky saliva for maximum bug collection.
- They’ve got no teeth.
- Their legs look like panda faces. Getty Images. Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it. This patterning is part of the giant anteater’s protective coloration.
- They’ve got fistfuls of knives.
A cornered anteater will rear up on its hind legs, using its tail for balance, and lash out with dangerous claws. The giant anteater's claws are some four inches long, and the animal can fight off ...
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Giant anteaters are killed for safety reasons, due to their reputation as dangerous animals. The giant anteater remains widespread. Some populations are stable and the animal is found in various protected areas in the Amazon, Pantanal and the Cerrado. It is officially protected in some Argentine provinces as a national heritage species.