Giant Anteater

Habitat: Pilot Company Wee Play Adventure

Meet Tiana, Zoo Knoxville’s first giant anteater in Zoo Knoxville’s history. Giant anteaters live in the tropical, dry forests, savannas, and grasslands of Central and South America. Anteaters  have 2 large claws on their front feet that they use to dig for food and to defend themselves.  They use their distinctive long, bushy tails as an insulator and blanket to protect themselves from the sun and rain, and can also use it as a tripod to steady themselves when they stand up on their hind legs.

WF-Green-Stroke

IUCN RED LIST STATUS

Threatened