St. Louis Aquarium Foundation
A tamandua is similar to a ________________, but smaller in size.
Giant Pacific Octopus
Which senses do tamanduas rely on the most?
smelling and hearing
sight and taste
sight and touch
Tamanduas have big front claws that help them ____________.
Look tough to scare away predators
Catch their food
Dig and climb
One of the lowest of any active land mammal, the average body temperature of a tamandua is about ________.
91 degrees Fahrenheit
98.6 degrees Fahrenheit
110 degrees Fahrenheit
These "little stinkers" have an interesting way of keeping predators away. Their main way of protecting themselves is by:
spraying a terrible smell that is 4 times more powerful than the smell of a skunk!
About how many ants might a tamandua eat in one day?
Tamanduas have very long tongues, which can be about ________ inches long!
Rather than chew their food with teeth, tamanduas:
have stomachs that grind the food after it’s swallowed
chew their food with their legs
chew their food with their tongues
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