Anteater Hand Puppet from Folkmanis Puppets

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Invite this peculiar fellow to your next picnic and you won't worry about an ant invasion! Detailed to look like his cousin found in nature, this ANTEATER PUPPET has a long suede-cloth tongue accented with a silk screened ant !

The name "anteater" is also colloquially applied to the unrelated aardvark, numbat, echidnas, pangolins and some members of the Oecobiidae.

Length            Width               Height     Puppet Weight
16" LONG      5.5" WIDE           6" TALL        4.16 OZ

Puppet Stats
Puppet Type: HAND PUPPET
Puppet Birthday: 2013 July
Special Features: Movable head and forelegs.

Facts of Interest:

  • The anteater can be found in the grasslands, swamps and tropical forests of Central and South America.
  • Anteaters are one of the few mammals that have no teeth.
  • An anteater can stick out its tongue more than two feet and lick at a rate of 160 times per minute !
  • Anteaters consume some 15,000 ants and termites per day.
  • Female anteaters give birth once a year to a single pup, which they carry on their backs for several months. The coloring of the offspring allows it to remain camouflaged against the mother's fur.

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