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Picture by Christian Kallen®. Jan 2004.

Collared Anteater

The Anteater or "Tamandua" is diurnally active and has an extreme specialization for an arboreal way of life. It can move rapidly through the trees using its forelimbs and tail, which is prehensile and strong enough to support the animal's entire weight. The female gives birth to a single young and, since the weaning period is changeable and extended, the reproductive rate of the Tamandua in the wild is low. Wild populations are slow to recuperate from any form of hunting. Tamandua inhabit both lowland and mountain forests from southern Mexico to northwestern South America. (From: www.infocostarica.com) See Lodge information and prices.
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