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2 Hunters in Brazil Killed ... by Giant Anteaters

Animals are normally harmless to humans, but startle easily

(Newser) - Some 5,000 giant anteaters are thought to exist in the wild, and encounters with humans are rare and largely harmless. The hairy animals with long noses and an appetite for insects do sport "pocketknives" for front claws, AFP reports, which they typically put to use digging into anthills.... More »

Thai Riots Rattle Gentle Anteaters

Zoo officials move sensitive animals away from noise and tear gas

(Newser) - Violent clashes in Bangkok between police and protesters have produced two unlikely refugees—anteaters in the city's Dusit Zoo. Two 4-year-old anteaters who arrived from the US last year have been moved to another zoo where they won't be traumatized by the noise of rioting or tear gas, the BBC... More »

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