The Giant Anteater, is an insect-eating mammals common to Mexico, Central America, and South America, having a long head with a long, tubular mouth and long tongue, but no teeth. The giant anteater, weighing up to 39 kg (86 lb), lives in forests and swampy areas and on open plains and is mainly diurnal. The front claws, used to tear open termite mounds and for defense, are so long that they are tucked under, and the animal walks on its knuckles. The long tongue flicks rapidly in and out of the small mouth opening, scooping up termites or other insects on its sticky surface. This species is also characterized by its solitary habits.
Aside from the whales, the Giant Anteater is the largest creature that possesses a ranged attack. Their ability to burrow into the ground with their claws couples with this to make them an excellent ambush unit.