Adopt Zet & Fidji Giant Anteaters
Adopt Zet & Fidji Giant Anteaters

Adopt Zet & Fidji Giant Anteaters

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Zet & Fidji Giant Anteaters (Myrmecophagaga tridactyla)

Fidji is extremely friendly with her keepers, probably as a result of her being hand reared.  Zet is a very laid back and gentle individual, who is quite content to just curl up in his bed!

Your Adoption Really Helps

By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.

What's included in your adoption?

Digital pack £25 
  • Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox 

  • Printed postal pack £35 
  • 18cm cuddly toy
  • Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
  • Fun Facts about Giant Anteaters

    The giant anteater’s sense of smell is 40 times more powerful than that of a human.

    Diet & habits 

    Anteaters are edentate animals (meaning they have no teeth) but with their long tongues which they flick up to 150 times a minute, they can swallow up to 35,000 ants and termites each day.

    The female giant anteater produces one offspring (also called a pup) which will ride on its mother back.  The pup will stay with its mum until it is 2 years of age when it is considered fully grown. Although not aggressive, if cornered they will lash out with their four-inch-long claws and have been known to fight off pumas or jaguars.

    Where can they be found in the wild? 

    Found in tropical and dry forests, open grasslands and savannas of South and Central America.

    What does a giant anteater look like? 

    The giant anteater is the largest of all four anteater species, reaching up to eight feet long. It has greyish-brown fur with white front legs and black stripes running from its chest to its back and a bushy tail.

    How we're helping 

    The Aspinall Foundation see great potential for reintroduction in the future for the giant anteater, stay tuned!