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Southern tamandua

Southern tamandua
Tamandua tetradactyla / Southern tamandua

Southern tamandua
Habitat
tropical rainforests, sparse deciduous forests and thornbush savannahs
Continent
South America
Food
Termites, ants and beetle larvae
Gestation/breeding period
180 days
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Mammals
Order
Pilosa

Key facts

~ 70 cm
size

~ 8 kg
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Southern tamanduas?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Southern tamandua
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

The tongue of the tamandua is about 40 centimetres long and very sticky.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

Young Southern tamandua

Southern tamandua on the zoo tour

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