by Quinten Questel
Silky anteaters are also known as “pygmy anteaters,” “dwarf anteaters,” or “two-toed anteaters.”
Silky anteaters have a prehensile tail.
Silky anteaters live in trees and hardly ever descend to the ground.
When defending themselves silky anteaters stand on their hind legs and grip the tree branch with their hind feet and tail and lash out with their claws.
Silky anteaters have poor vision but excellent hearing and smell.
Silky anteaters can eat 800-5000 ants in a day.
Unlike the other anteater species the silky anteater has a short snout.
Silky anteaters are nocturnal
What do you think of this little critter? I think they're adorable. I had no idea there was an anteater this small until I started researching anteaters.