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Anteaters do not tolerate disorder

October 13 2008
18:05

In connection with the riots in the capital of Thailand from Bangkok's Dusit Zoo will be moved to two large anteater.

The zoo is located near the parliament building of the country, and anteaters are suffering because of the noise caused by riots and antigovernment protests that began in Bangkok on October 6.

Great anteaters, the female and the male brought to Thailand a year ago from the U.S., must soon move to a zoo in Chonburi province.

"This animal is very sensitive to noise, anteaters are not accustomed to such a din," - explained Sangvong.

He added that the turmoil and the associated noise is also "somewhat agitated" kangaroos and elephants, but due to the fact that these animals has long been the tenants of the Bangkok zoo, they were "much easier to calm down."

In addition, the zoo director said that due to the fact that members of one of the demonstrators were dispersed by tear gas, the zoo staff had to spray all the pens with water so that animals are not affected by the gas.

According to the Ministry of Health of Thailand, during the riots in Bangkok killed two people and injured 443 people, 82 of whom were hospitalized.

Large anteaters belong to the family unit edentate mammals. The body length of large anteater reaches 120 cm, tail length can reach 90 inches and the weight of the animal ranges from 18 to 23 kilograms.

Large anteaters are common in South America, inhabit the tropical forests and shrub savanna. Are land-based way of life, active mainly at dusk and at night.

They eat mostly ants and termites, which are mined, destroying buildings insect forelegs and collecting their long sticky tongue vermicular, whose length is 60 centimeters.

Large anteaters - rare animals listed in the Red Book.

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