Noun(1) toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites(2) any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites(3) nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata(4) small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct(5) a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea(6) a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
(1) In South America, anteaters evolved long sticky tongues that enable them to feed on ants and termites.(2) But anteaters with longer tongues found more ants and so were able to better survive to have more, and healthier offspring.(3) The rainforest started to return - as did its creatures - deer, anteaters , capybaras and eagles.(4) As the name suggests, anteaters eat ants and termites in vast quantities, sometimes up to 30,000 insects in a single day.(5) The prey of anteaters adheres to their long, sticky tongues.
(1) ant-eater :: मुंगी-खाणारा
1. spiny anteater ::
2. aardvark ::
3. scaly anteater ::
4. numbat ::
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