Who Can Eat Without Any Teeth or Jaws?
There are many animals who have no teeth. But almost all animals have some kind of jaws to posh the food in. But the anteater has neither teeth nor jaws. This strange looking creature from South America has a tube shaped snout which contains neither teeth nor jaws! Then how and what does he eat?
The anteater eats with its tongue. Its tongue is very long and very sticky. The anteater eats ants. It searches for an ant hill, rips it open with its paws, and licks up dozens of ants with a single swipe of its tongue. Then it sucks its tongue back into the tube like snout and swallows the ants in one gulp.
Anteaters are strong and have sharp claws. A sharp spine behind those claws can punch a hole in another animal’s flesh. And the giant anteater can be as big as a bear!