An adaptable species, southern tamanduas can be found in forests, savannas, tropical rainforests, scrub forests, and mangroves, but most commonly occur near streams and rivers. The Southern Tamandua feeds mainly on ants and termites and spends almost 60 % of their time in trees. Also known as lesser anteater, the Southern Tamandua has a 40 cm long tongue but doesn’t possess any teeth. The Southern Tamandua has a long prehensile tail that is used almost like a fifth limb during standing and climbing trees. 
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