Southern Tamandua Brings Up Her Baby

A three-month-old baby Southern Tamandua "Konbu" lies on its mother Tae's back at Sunshine International Aquarium on July 7, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The Tamandua family are open for public until August 31.

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The southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, is a species ofanteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites, and bees. Its very strong fore claws can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself. source

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