Tamandua Tamandua tetradactyla

Tamandua
Tamandua
Tamandua
This great Teddy Bear of an animal with pink fur and black dungarees is a Tamandua. It is a type of Anteater, as evidenced by its extremely long tongue (top right). From South America (Venezuela to northern Argentina), it is also called the Lesser Anteater and the Southern Tamandua, to distinguish it from the similar Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana).
Tamandua climbing
Tamandua in dungarees
Tamandua climbing
It is nocturnal, solitary and very adept at climbing.
Tamandua climbing
It climbs fast for such a big animal.
Tamandua
Tamandua
It is surprising that such a large animal can live on ants and termites. Unlike its relative, the larger Giant Anteater, its climbing skills allow it to reach nests in trees as well as on the ground.
Tamandua
Tamandua in dungarees
Southern Tamandua
Fur can be pink/red, yellow/blonde, dark brown or black and can be without the "dungarees" completely, have just a faint marking or, as above, a bold marking. (P.S. The UK "dungarees" are called "bib and brace overalls" in the USA.)
Young Tamandua
Young Tamandua
Young Tamandua
A youngster