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“The Smallest Anteater” (The Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus dorsus)

This anteater is slow-moving and largely arboreal, much like their sloth cousins. However, they also have a partially prehensile tail, and eat, well, ants. Sometimes they also eat other insects that pass by them, but they don’t produce chitinase, so they can’t fully digest those bugs.

Types of Animal Life. St. George Mivart, 1893.