Do Anteaters Eat Only Ants?

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How funny would it be if we were named after what we eat most? We can already see there would be many pizzaeaters, pastaeaters, and fastfoodeaters.

So does it mean that anteaters eat only ants and nothing more? Definitely not!

While their hunger for ants and termites has determined their name and reputation, there are many other foods they might enjoy, such as fruits and birds’ eggs, while anteaters in zoos don’t mind eating ground beef and dog kibble, among other things.