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Jockamo, the giant anteater

World Anteater Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo the giant anteater at his exhibit in the Tropical Forest! Learn more about these nosey creatures during an anteater feed at 11:00 a.m., and a zookeeper encounter at 1:00 p.m. There will also be crafts and activities for the kids, and an education station all about anteaters.

 Did you know

  • Fun fact: giant anteaters have a 2-foot-long tongue that allows them to eat up to 35,000 insects per day!
  • 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. Learn more about anteaters.