Silky Anteater

Cyclopes didactylus

Hidden in the trees of forests in Central and South America lives the silky anteater, or Cyclopes didactylus. A small furry mammal that is arboreal and nocturnal, like the spectral bat. It spends its days sleeping and its nights slowly moving around eating tree ants. On this website, you will be able to learn about the classification, habitat and geography, form and function, life history/reproduction, interactions with other species, and other intersting facts about C. didactylus.

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