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Jockamo, the giant anteater

World Anteater Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, November 24, 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. We'll also have 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!
  • The giant anteater has the longest tongue in relation to its body size of any mammal.

Learn more about anteaters.