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Nov 23 - Nov 23

One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466
www.franklinparkzoo.org

PHONE: 617-541-5466

TIME: 10:30 am - 02:00 pm

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In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo, the giant anteater at his exhibit inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest on November 23! Did you know that giant anteaters have a 2-foot-long tongue that allows them to eat up to 35,000 insects per day? Learn more about anteaters during scheduled animal encounters. There are also crafts and activities for the kids, and an education station all about anteaters.

Giant anteaters are terrestrial mammals that live in moist tropical forests, dry deciduous forests, as well as swamp, savannah and grassland habitats. Their historic range is from the southern tip of Mexico down to Honduras and south through South America. These striking animals are noted for their distinct coloration and their general coat pattern is predominately brown or grey.


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