On Saturday 25th September Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be closed to the public due to hosting a special Thank You Event for all the staff at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. 

Giant Anteaters

  • Status

    Vulnerable Species

  • Size

    Up to 40 kg

  • Threat

    Habitat loss

  • Distribution

    South America

  • Diet


Giant Anteaters are solitary animals found in a variety of habitats in South America from grasslands to rainforests.

They are one of the most unusual mammals, with a long snout and long agile tongue. They also boast large powerful claws which allow them to dig deep into ant and termite nests.

Giant Anteaters are insectivores and can eat up to 30,000 insects per day!

Generally active during nighttime and early morning, Giant Anteaters are mostly nocturnal. 

Where in the park?

Enter the world of 'South America Viva!' and experience a unique walk-through wildlife encounter. Get up close with some of the most fascinating and adorable creatures from the wilds of latin America.

Visit South America Viva!

Giant Anteater

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