Jockamo, the giant anteater

World Anteater Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, November 23, 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 scheduled animal encounters. We'll also have crafts and activities for the kids, and an education station all about anteaters. Join us for:

  • 11:00 a.m.: Anteater Feed
  • 1:15 p.m.: Anteater Zookeeper Chat

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 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.