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Paraguay: Norbert's giant anteater...Myrmecophaga tridactyla (endangered)

Paraguay: Norbert's giant anteater...Myrmecophaga tridactyla (endangered)
In the Paraguayan Chaco, Norbert, a Mennonite farmer, had a young, hand reared giant anteater at his ranch, and took us to meet it. It ate meat from my hand with its long, sticky tongue! Their eyesight is poor, but sense of smell is keen. We had seen a huge wild one earlier in the day in the wilderness.

Ulrike Bohra, Marco F. Delminho, Василий Касимовский, Paule and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


33 comments - The latest ones
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Giant Anteater (2.3 meters long) in the wild
8 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
An adult au milieu naturel
8 years ago.
 .t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
wow !
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Thanks!
8 years ago.
 Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
!!!******
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Vilmar Vidor
Merci !!!
8 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
J'étais au Paraguay en 2008.... mais pas jusqu'au Chaco : manque de temps, alors
j'en profite maintenant.
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Ah.. Intéressant...on ne rencontre souvent des gens qui ont visite Paraguay! Nice to know...I loved it!
8 years ago.
 Henri Boddaerd
Henri Boddaerd club
Great !
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Henri Boddaerd club
Thanks!
8 years ago.
 Cath Bastide
Cath Bastide
^^!!!
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Cath Bastide
:-))!
8 years ago.
 TigerHead
TigerHead club
Seems like it would be fun to have one "on the grounds" if I lived in such an environment!!
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to TigerHead club
I was absolutely smitten by it after seeing a wild one the day before....and when Norbert invited us home to see his orphan, I was amazed. It ate minced meat from my hand...with its long sticky tongue, snuffling and wheezing with delight as it did so. The tongue feels very strange on the skin!
8 years ago.
TigerHead club
has replied to Diana Australis club
The hair appears to be coarse? Like a horse's tail is it?
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to TigerHead club
It is, very coarse...like horsehair ...the habitat is thorny and prickly so I guess it is protective. The giant claws rip huge ant mounds (and any creatures like wolves which can attack it) to pieces...the giant horsehair broom tail sweeps dust and ants. There was one of these in our zoo when I was a kid, and I thought it amazing...coming up against a wild one, unexpectedly in the wilds of Paraguay was a highlight of my adult life, and visiting Norbert's pet was just the frosting on the cake! I thought it would be wonderful to have one ....
8 years ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
Woooow Drôle de bête. Elle a l'air sympa.
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to ColRam club
J'etais bouleversee...j'adorais ces betes....quelle chance d'en avoir vu au milieu naturel, puis tout pres comme celui ci chez Norbert!
8 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
magnifique!
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
Merci Claudine
8 years ago.
 dominique
dominique
Merci pour le partage, des animaux que je n'ai jamais vu
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to dominique
Bonjour Nadine...je suis heureuse que tu aimes cette bête
8 years ago.
 Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
WOW, must be very special..
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Joke Hulst
Absolutely
8 years ago.
 Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Impressionnant!
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Rymie Jolie
Merci Rymie
8 years ago.
 Aixa
Aixa club
Es un tamanduá - se alimenta de hormigas.
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Aixa club
Yes...and so beautiful! Obrigada mi amiga...besos
8 years ago.
 Paule
Paule
C'est un beau souvenir grâce à Norbet qui s'occupe de ce fourmilier..
Merci diana pour ce beau partage !!..
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Paule
Oui, c'est ça....et nous en avons vu Un au milieu naturelle. Superbe animal, et merci à Norbert. Bisous...
8 years ago.
 Christian Reinaud
Christian Reinaud
Quel bel animal.
8 years ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Christian Reinaud
Yes...amazing creature. I adore them..
8 years ago.

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