This is a pretty scary sounding critter. Grizzly bear claws, elephants trunk, rhinoceros legs, a huge tail and that diet, ick! Wouldn’t want to meet this animal in a dark alley.
Hang on a sec. Having two sons means I speak fluent dinosaur name…. Tridactyla….three fingered…hmmm…..
Let me just look up, umm, bear with me just a minute… myrmicophaga…hmmm.
Ant sucker would have been a little more accurate as Myrmecophaga tridactyla is actually the Greek for ‘three fingered anteater’ (despite the fact they have five ‘fingers’).
This poor giant anteater might have been ‘a weird animal from Patagonia’ but I think the masses would have been just as impressed with an article that actually described the reality of it and not this piece of creative writing!
A trunk like an elephant. Really? A long thing on the front of their face is their only similarity, and a giant anteater has legs like a rhinoceros only in the sense that they both have four, one in each corner.
I am not sure how long the star of the show will last if they really are feeding this (toothless) anteater mainly on beef!