The anteater is an animal that, as its name suggests, eats mainly ants
. They have a long, sticky tongue that they flick into ant nests. There are four different types of anteater, the anteater in the picture is the giant anteater
. They are related to sloths
. Giant anteaters can grow up to 2.4 metres long, including their tail. Baby anteaters ride on their mother's back.