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Silky Anteater

(Cyclopes didactylus)

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The Silky Anteater is also called Pygmy Anteater. Small anteater with gray, brownish, or yellowish dense, silky fur; darker on top, with a dark line running from top of head along the back; to 18cm (7 in), plus thick, prehensile tail as long as or longer than body. (Serafin de Platanar, Gato de Balso, Tapacara, Ceibita).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; nocturnal; arboreal; especially found among vines and thin tree branches.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Silky Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), Costa Rica