a termite or ant nest is opened the anteater will
eat until the stings from the insects become too
frequent and painful, then move on to another nest.
For this reason they are not territorial, but rather
nomadic, always seeking new nests. One anteater
can consume 35,000 to 50,000 insects per day. In
many parts of its former range it has disappeared,
the result of habitat loss and hunting. It is hunted
mostly for sport. They eat for only 30 to 60 seconds
at each anthill, then move on to another mound.
Unlike other anteater species, the giant anteater
does not climb trees.