National Geographic : 1945 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting by Walter A.Weber Sticky Tongues Sweep Up Termites and Eggs as Tamandua Anteaters Open a Nest withArms asPowerful asWrestlers' To accommodate its eating habits, Nature has given Tamandua a toothless muzzle and long hooks on center claws. Equally fond of ants and termites, aNine banded Armadillo prospects for grubs. Though clad in scaly mail, it is a mammal distantly akin to furry anteater andsloth. Southern Mexico hunters relish the arma dillo's chickenlike flesh. Cornered, the beast curls into a ball. Left, a Mexican Ant Thrush runs on the junglefloor.