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  • n. Plural form of tamandua.


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  • Amazonian Indians sometimes use tamanduas as natural exterminators to rid their homes of ants and termites.


  • Toothless tamanduas use their 16-inch 40 cm-long tongue to eat up to 9,000 ants a day!


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  • The others were in terror of attacks from the _onça pintada_ (_felis onça_) or spotted jaguar of Brazil, and of the _terrivel tamanduas bandeira_, a toothless pachyderm, with a long and hairy tail, long nails, and powerful arms, the embrace of which is said to be sufficient to kill a man, or even a jaguar, so foolish as to endeavour wrestling with it.

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  • Baby tamanduas first explore the world perched safely on mom’s back.



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