Giant anteater is rescued from an agricultural machinery company in MT | Mato Grosso

Giant anteater is rescued from an agricultural machinery company in MT | Mato Grosso
Giant anteater is rescued from an agricultural machinery company in MT | Mato Grosso
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1 of 1 Giant Anteater was found inside an agricultural machinery company — Photo: Mato Grosso Fire Department
Giant anteater was found inside an agricultural machinery company — Photo: Mato Grosso Fire Department

A giant anteater was rescued by the Fire Department inside an agricultural machinery companyin Primavera do Leste, 239 km from Cuiabá, this Sunday (31).

To the g1the Fire Department reported that the anteater was found by a company employee.

The animal entered through a hole in the fence, but was fine and had no signs or injuries. He was safely driven and left in good condition upon return to the habitat,” he said.

According to agents, to carry out the rescue It was necessary to use protective equipment to avoid injuring and injuring the animalas well as a cambão – a tool for safe management of wild animals.

Right away, the anteater was released into an environmental reserve.

The giant anteater, as it is popularly known, is a mammal native to South America. It received its name because its tail is shaped like a flag.

These animals have an extremely important ecological function, which consists of fertilizing the land, as they feed on insects and end up spreading waste and nutrients throughout the soil.

When they reach adulthood, they are solitary animals. They are neither agile nor aggressive unless they feel threatened. Despite their size and weight, they manage to protect themselves from predators on trees, thanks to the help of their claws.

The article is in Portuguese

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